North Americans are a continent of many nations
| So would be the arguement of the Garreau Group, a loose knit assortment of philosphers and thinkers, based at the virtual location run by Joel Garreau |
The premise is deceptively simple; "From the Caribbean to the Arctic, North America behaves as if it were nine distinct economies or civilizations without regard to conventional borders.
The book, and the concepts described are not new | Mr. Garreau wrote his tome in 1981 | As a result, the payscales and housing prices cited in the book seem absurdly low when contrasted by today's | But the premise of several distinct nations on the North American continent, that
is not new |