Instability in Europe's banking system could very well affect many of our own financial institutions. Rising unemployment could cause political instability, a disruption in the flow of goods and yet another reunion of The Spice Girls to distract the populace. Yes, these are grave concerns.
By any measure, America needs to take better care of its citizens, especially in the face of lost pensions and benefits in the private sector. In this election year, both candidates promise jobs, jobs, jobs, but the real issue is human welfare.
Jamaica may seem worlds away from Eurozone countries, which are three or four times richer. But they face a common problem, and they could easily mimic the dismal economic performance that Jamaica has seen over the past 20 years.