Will Catalonia secede from Spain? This Nation article seems to think so. Here’s a key quote: “For Spain, the secession of Catalonia—and the Basque Country, which wouldn’t take long to follow—would mean the departure of two of its wealthiest regions and would therefore be a significant loss.” But Colm dismissed my argument: “But this loss would bring about greater political stability. It would be advantageous for everybody.” As Juan Enriquez says, “People assume stability where there isn’t any.” Juan Enriquez – PopTech 2006 from PopTech on Vimeo. In his book, The Untied States of America, he shows how No U.S. President has ever been buried under the same flag he was born under. Catalonia and Spain are in a similar space.