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  Not sure there's really in fact what appears to be some incongruency, implied or expressed, there.

   For true-believers in the neo-lib faith, there's no such thing as a distinction between "inside" and "outside" (the nation)  or "public" and "private" administration.  All administration, properly seen, is to be (or become, eventually) privately held whether in appearance or not.

    So, while political ambitions there are, they aren't "french" or any other nationality; they're "purer" than that.  This test of strength is at least in part a struggle over the question of who "owns" and directs the "Euro" as a currency and the monetary policies which are attached to it--- shall it "Europe", its member states, or, as corporate interests would have it, banks and their clientele interests?

    It's almost not even a question at all since there doesn't seem to be much force on the side of "Europe" except that which is to be seen in the streets and public squares of Spain, Greece, etc.--though, of course, that may change and in fact, I think one way or another, it must.  People have a strong aversion to starving to death.

"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 Tue May 31st, 2011 at 07:48:43 AM EST
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