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The problem isn't the concept of a single currency, but the fact that its implementation was left to a nomenklatura of Wall St-inspired rapists and headbangers.
The latter are the problem, and progress will be impossible until they're swept from power.
And then a coterie of know-nothing politicians who embody the worse of the "common sense" of their voters.
A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
At best there's a certain reluctant acceptance that social welfare matters somewhat, and it's not always a bad idea to throw some cash at backward areas.
But all the important decisions have always been made on the basis of neoliberal monetarism by bankers, economists, and those with similar backgrounds.
The clues were always there, right back to when the EU's ancestor was called the 'Common Market' in the UK.
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