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Why does the author say "Both struggles have the same cause"? I read the following passage on http://www.economist.com/news/business/21599012-operators-both-sides-atlantic-hope-break-spell-four-magic-number "IN AMERICA, a price war is threatened. In Europe, combatants in a bloody conflict hope for peace. Both struggles have the same cause: that the number of big mobile-phone operators might be cut from four, the norm in many countries, to three." I don't know why the author says "Both struggles have the same cause". The bloody conflict in Europe doesn't relate to cutting the number of big mobile-phone operators, does it?
Mar 14, 2014 8:48 AM
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Yes, the auhtor means that both the price war and the conflict in europe do indeed have the same cause. Weather or not this is actually true, I don't know. But you are correct in assuming that is what the author meant
March 15, 2014
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