These two articles focus on the views of the international community in the US's debt ceiling debate.
Living in the USA, we are somewhat inured to the political insanity of Washington, thus it is always interesting to hear the view of an outsider looking in. The entire world economy is built upon the US dollar and our insane debt debate effects everybody else. Europe is looking at the politicians in Washington as though they are that irritating drunk guy who stumbles around the dorm late at night knocking on everybody's doors and generally disrupting everything for no reason (every college dorm has one). Unfortunately there is no way for the international community to talk the right wing kamikazes out of shaking the world economy because they, like the drunk, have no reason nor do they really care about others.
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