Here's a good summary of why we are where we are. Leave it to a Guardian writer to spell it out:
Food for thought for a Sunday morning. I've got a tree to trim. And The Hobbit to listen to (thanks Paul!). Then holiday cards. Then Greg Lake's live webchat. Tough day. :D I'll be back at coffee breaks.
Oh, if you want to join in Greg's live chat:
it's a 4 p.m. EST. Register ahead of time via the site..
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