The Limits of Interdependency in Economy

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ISSUE BEING DISCUSSED FOR Monday, December 31st, 2012

Today, we have huge interdependent global networks—in communications, Internet, transportation, shipping, finance, government and so many other fields. While these interdependent networks may facilitate the workings of an economy, they also leave us very vulnerable since if one piece of the puzzle breaks down, the whole process is stopped. What is the proper balance in interdependency?