I just thought I would report that I had my International Political Economy final exam today and one of the questions was "Using the case of regionalism and aircraft production write an essay that shows how this case helps to understand the relationship between politics and economics."
I was extremely happy because a lot of the threads on this board that slowly degenerate into Boeing vs. Airbus rants about government subsidies on one side or huge military contracts on the other, proved extremely helpful when I went to construct my argument. (Of course my answer was based on the readings, but a lot of the arguments made on a.net over the years helped me formulate my answer.)
So I wanted to say thank you to all of you who have contributed to these posts over the last couple of years. Your contributions over that time may prove to be the difference between an A and a B on this exam.
Once again, thanks a bunch everyone!!!