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Hm, ok.

I see a general pattern where you have politicians stuck in a business-as-usual frame, who produce complicated systems of economic regulations that just happens to be neoliberal dogma. The politicians may not mean to legislate neoliberal dogma into law, the politicians may be stuck in some other frame. But then as the pieces fall into place the system gets set into neoliberalism.

So if Delors et al did not mean for it to be neoliberal trap, then who wrote the damn thing? If it is similar to the examples in South Africa, Latin America and East Europe that the Shock Doctrine covers some economists with ties to the Chicago school are likely to have delivered it in some form. "You need a currency union? Here we have one, made just for you! Lots of boring details here that you don't need to know, what you need to decide is what to call it and what symbols to use."

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Nov 2nd, 2014 at 02:27:28 PM EST
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