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July 15, 2008

Le roi est mort, vive le roi!

Living in the St. Louis metro area, I've heard a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth lately about InBev's acquiring Anheuser-Busch. Politicians have been especially noisome on the topic.

So this column in the Baltimore Sun is a breath of fresh air: Don't shed a tear over bid for beer

The American public's reaction to InBev's proposal was predictable, but some Belgians find it puzzling. They ask me: "Is this the America that prides itself as a bastion of free enterprise and competitive markets?" "Is this the America that chides Europe for its resistance to embracing free markets?" Yes, yes, I tell the Belgians - but you must understand that whenever our economy hits a bump in the road, we like to blame the foreigners.

Posted by joke du jour at July 15, 2008 05:14 PM

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