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It feels odd to say, but I think they are incapable of thinking differently at this point, all beholden up to their necks. The switch is rusted stuck.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Aug 23rd, 2016 at 03:31:12 PM EST
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Yes we may well need a generational change in leaders. But the change in ideological orientation is what is most important.  The economic market leads to centralisation in the European core, but the political market is still stuck in 28 nationalistic mindsets.

Unless EU institutions such as the EP, EU Commission and Council and ECB gain a lot more power and independence from Germany, not a whole lot will change.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Aug 23rd, 2016 at 03:39:06 PM EST
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