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 RE :  "the problem is not so much the euro as the robber baron policies of all of our elites, including the Germans."

http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2011/5/30/133913/924#169

   But "the Euro" itself and, moreover, its implementation, are an integral part of the policies of "all of our elites"--we "had the elites" (as a problem) before the Euro currency appeared, yes, that is true; but we did not have the special set of difficulties which the implementation of the Euro has (as predicted) seen come about.

   For me, your comment evokes the picture of a person who, in reviewing a student's school-work--which is replete with mathematical errors--sees only the discrete computational faults on the pages and not, behind these faults, a student who, by all indications, has failed to grasp and master the material.  

    We might ask, in other words, whether, if these elites--so very manifestly a band of robber-barons--are a given of the political landscape, why and how  can the case for the Euro's be soundly made?

   We could ask other interesting questions:

  "In what important respect does the Euro, in and of itself, ameliorate various intractable problems in the larger, wider, isssues of a politico-financial elite run amok?"  If the fairest honest answer is, "None at all," then we might ask, "Well, then, how is the Euro, in and of itself, a useful tool in hindering the continuing abusive behavior of these elites?"  Again, if the fairest honest answer is, "It doesn't in any significant way hinder their harmful behavior," then where are we in the line of reasoning which asserts, ""the problem is not so much the euro as the robber baron policies of all of our elites" ?

   

"In such an environment it is not surprising that the ills of technology should seem curable only through the application of more technology..." John W Aldridge

by proximity1 on Thu Jun 2nd, 2011 at 08:47:55 AM EST

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