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The Economy in Perspective

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Ex uno plura … Voters in Quebec recently indicated their opposition to seceding from the rest of Canada. The outcome of the referendum was extremely close, however, and the separatists vow to continue their campaign until they are successful. Commentators report that an actual separation would require extensive negotiations over borders, treaties, claims to natural resources, and a host of other property-rights concerns. Discussions surrounding this issue elicit deep emotional responses: People clearly have strong feeling about living in a place whose values reflect their own sense of identity.

Suggested citation: “The Economy in Perspective,” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 95-11, pp. 01, 11.01.1995.

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