欧洲的国家万灵丹

都柏林—欧洲的需要和欧洲人的渴望之间是矛盾的。现在需要的是强大的、合作的动作来解决欧盟的金融崩溃,但在过去六十年中推动欧洲一体化的群众支持正在消逝。

在经历了近70年的和平后,欧洲人似乎忘了为何统一如此重要,他们沉迷于民族主义,丝毫不顾其潜在后果。与此同时,他们没有抓住一个要领——他们的经济彼此联系太紧,无法存在独立经济政策。

这一失败的根源是选举政治对个别国家的羁绊。选举政治强迫政客装作能够单靠国家政策解决经济问题。事实上,政客身上没有追求广泛行动的压力,即使这能够带来国内好处。

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