Economic nationalism can no longer be denied


Every once in a while during a crisis or problem, you run across a quote or an observation that summarizes events on the ground in a nutshell.

Former Republican Party presidential candidate and now MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan offered one such insight during an exchange with talk show host Chris Matthews Monday on his show Hardball. During a discussion on the merits of the U.S. government's rescue of automakers General Motors (GM) and Chrysler, Matthews asked Buchanan if it was correct for U.S. taxpayers to let the government make the investment.