Rebutting Habermas

October 13, 2010

Assertion: Democracy has been taken from the people by the markets, and thus it is necessary for the EU to have more power at federal level to counteract this.

Rebuttal: there’s some degree of truth in this point

It’s the EU which is responsible for undermining democracy, not so much the market. No reasonable person makes this argument in relation to Japan, Australia, Canada, the US.

Rodrik’s trilemma

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