Today’s Cleveland Plain Dealer suggested the unthinkable today: cooperate with Pittsburgh. As the recent adage goes “at least we’re not Detroit!” Cleveland and Pittsburgh have survived economic changes in far better ways than Detroit has. It’s hard to say, but Pittsburgh has done a better job of diversifying.

I like the article, especially where they say:

In so many ways, the state boundaries we think of as important are no more than lines on a map.

The same applies to national boundaries, too. Because at the end of the day, whether you’re buying beer from Pittsburgh or buying beer from Belgium, you’re buying beer and trading with another person.

Cleveland is typically so backwards on trade, I would really be surprised if anything like this happened. It seems about as likely as a mega-airport being built on the grounds of the Ravenna Armory, which people proposed long ago.

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