First of all- great writing Esteban! I agree with much of what you've said. I was actually hosting a panel show when one of our Progressive contributors actually said- (I'm paraphrasing) - "What the hell, we can just print the money (for a single-payer healthcare system. The rest of us on the panel were stunned at the lack of economic understanding from this nice but misguided person. I disagree with your point on a homogenous Europe. Europe has become a clash of cultures between fundamentalist Muslims and everyone else and the mass migration from North Africa and the Middle East. There is also a political clash between the so-called "far right" and the establishment Liberal Left (basically Democratic Socialists/ Globalists). Economically, European countries are happy to stagger along with relatively flat GDP growth (like 8 years under Obama). My main point here is that what we observe in Europe now, sluggish growth and an unassimilating and growing group of foreign migrants is "scenes from coming attractions" in the US already.