The European Commission isn't just bowing to US-backed lobbying over the world economy. It's falling to its knees. As well as bringing us into line over ultra tight legislation on IP protection, just look behind how many EU companies have been 'acquired' by US business interests. What you think is a family company may well be part of a family like Chiquita, GE or Golden Locust. The message is, "what's yours is ours and what's ours is our own." By all means fly the flag with your purchases. Just understand which flag you're actually flying.