his historical novel, The Leopard, Giuseppe di Lampedusa writes that
things have to change in order to remain the same. That is what
happened in the US congressional elections on November 2.
offshoring, which began on a large scale with the collapse of the
Soviet Union, has merged the Democrats and Republicans into one party
with two names. The Soviet collapse changed attitudes in socialist India
and communist China and opened those countries, with their large excess
supplies of labor, to Western capital.