Le Monde Diplomatique article on anti-social Europe

26 Aug

The English edition of Le Monde Diplomatique has published an article on the Eurozone crisis by one of The Current Moment editors.

Le Monde diplomatique
English edition
The article develops and expands on themes familiar to Current Moment readers: the anti-social origins of ‘Social Europe’; the way the present-day EU was built on the ruins of the post-war Keynesian consensus; the zero-sum competition between Eurozone members that exacerbated the asymmetries within the Eurozone; the preference of national governments in Europe for external rules and norms that serve to distance leaders from their own power and decisions. As the crisis develops, the EU’s anti-social roots are further institutionalized and political responsibility for the crisis is lost in the myriad of summits, committees and pacts that have accompanied it from the beginning.

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