Regular readers of this column will no doubt recall that I have on many previous occasions written about how I wish the United States could take a few tips from some of our European allies and become just a bit more like them. However whenever I’ve written such things I had in mind the food of France, the literature of England, or the cinema of Germany – not the credit rating of Belgium.
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