Electoral results last week in Europe indicate that the idea the free market capitalism and its close cousin, liberal democracy, have yet to conquer the world, leaving humanity in an omega state in which we just work out the details.
Already, the minions in the global financial sector are starting to squirm. They are used to having their way. It's one thing if a small country like Greece defaults on their debt obligations -- just boot them out of the Euro -- but it's quite another when the fifth largest economy in the world starts to stray.
In a few weeks, we will learn whether the socialists will have retained their control of the French legislatures. If so, I can easily imagine the French telling their Anglo-American colleagues that when it comes to economic matters, mange d'la marde.