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Sears Tower Is Gone: Get Over It

The Sears Tower is gone, replaced by something called the Willis Tower. And the wound was still sore this morning when I read this in the Chicago Tribune:

We need to get over it and accept globalization — the integration of buying, selling and producing goods, assets and ideas. Borders are increasingly meaningless. The freedom of commerce and economic endeavor has given the United States access to world markets and the ability to source cheaply in an unprecedented way. It has given us an empire without imperialists. And maybe with the exception of the Eiffel Tower, we can pretty much buy and name buildings most anywhere we want.

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