Learning from Disaster: Mexico's economic plight isn't just U.S.' fault, it's our future

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On an inexpensive GPS cell phone designed to save the lives of people traveling across the U.S.-Mexico border.

http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2007/11/safe-passage-for-illegal-borde.html

I'll get one, so I'll be able to find my way way into Mexico. ;-)

The United States faces economic crisis.

One of the earliest, most visible reactions to that has been the scapegoating and violent targeting of people from places in which our government has caused economic crisis.

I won't be fleeing for Mexico; I'm a stay and fight kind of person, and I want the U.S. to lead in developing a fair, functioning society— or at least do the least possible damage on its way down. One thing, though, is clear:

We are going to want to learn both from people who have been through their own superpower meltdown and, even more so, people who have dealt with economic disaster so long that they've started to do something about it.