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Tea Time in Tennessee and NY-as-usual

The Tea Partyers party on  in Dixie. For different perspectives, you have this Tennessean live blog as well as  this CBS Web site, and this Fox News filing. More will be heard about this, of course.

For New York's political class, a 2010 version of the 1773 Boston Tea Party might consist not of throwing the overtaxed product into the harbor but, instead, stashing it in a mini-storage, then selling shares of it in an exotic financial instrument with its peddlers pretending it's a solid investment.

Only one question: Would the cargo be moved by the International Longshoremen's Association or a subcontractor hiring lower-paid, undocumented immigrants?

Maybe that's not much of a protest. But it would fit today's market style.

Here's the fuller take.

How do you define economics-as-usual?

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