The NYT warns of catastrophe in Europe - but how will it hit in the US? Certainly it will have impact but today, as in WW II, the barrier of the Atlantic will soften if not entirely prevent the blow. The global economies are interdependent, but our nation's economy is or has a quicker capacity to be come self sufficient. From energy to agriculture to manufacturing -- it's all here. If the global economy is to fail, the American economy is poised to pick up the pieces.