If, as I expect, the well will still be spewing death in a year's time, very little remaining wealth will be available to pay for damages here at home. BP will have bankrupted the US too. It will have done what no enemy, domestic or foreign has ever done: Destroy America.
What will this mean to us as citizens? Will our currency have value? Will it become a world unthinkable just a decade ago when George Bush was just a Republican nominee? Will politics matter anymore? To anyone?
This is purely hypothetical, but I raise the question here:
What if this series of events comes true?
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