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A little wisdom from across the pond

I’ve never heard of this guy before, he’s some high level bureaucrat in Europe, but he really put into words a sentiment missing from the debate here in the U.S.:"Fairness must be the compass guiding us out of the crisis," said ILO Director-General Juan Somavia. "People can understand and accept difficult choices, if they perceive that all share in the burden of pain. Governments should not have to choose between the demands of financial markets and the needs of their citizens. Financial and social stability must come together. Otherwise, not only the global economy but also social cohesion will be at risk."