The tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda has just won a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling against the US regarding online gambling. The WTO has ruled that the US "has failed to comply with the recommendations and rulings" of past WTO decisions, opening the way for possible trade penalties against the US.
As I understand it, this could potentially mean that U.S. will have no recourse should Antigua and Barbuda decide to ignore certain U.S. trade and rights agreements - so there would be little recourse for U.S. patent holders should these countries decide to start selling bootlegged copies of Windows Vista or music/movies.
"Oh my God! They have a shit-load of Cockapoo stuff!" -Jennifer's greatest quote... ever.
The NY Times is running a series on class in America. This past Sunday was a general introduction with a lot of info abotu how Americans see themselves (College grads view themselves as Middle Class regardless of occupation or income, for example.)