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One $ one vote is always more advantageous to the rich than that annoying one person one vote whereby even their office cleaner has the same rights as they do. So anything that can be done to weaken those taxing monsters known as states must be done. Why let them redistribute your hard earned wealth?
Turn citizens into employees and they become much more manageable, and better still, you can fire them if you feel like it.
So break up the European Union, split up the bigger states. Turn "faceless bureaucrats" into the issue rather than corporate power.
Rupert Murdoch was once asked why he was so anti-EU. "That's easy" he said. "When I want something done, all I have to do is ring 10 Downing street, and it gets done. When I ring Brussels they listen politely and then completely ignore me."
He might have added "what we need is more democratic accountability. To ME."!
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Plus she looks like she's stoned. Probably a great date. Ah, to be young again.
They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
The way I see it, we have both an ongoing internationalisation of decision-making where power is moved from the public and a reaction that is channelled towards nationalism. Which leads to bad choices like Clinton vs Trump or Macron vs LePen. Heads capital wins, tails labour loses.
Of course, different capitalist actors gain and lose from different outcomes. But they all gain when the reaction to Trump is passing CETA with its corporate courts.
Question is how to get out of this predicament. And right now, I have no clue.
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