Will Europe Survive its Efforts to Survive?
The EuroProcess seems to be one that stopped in midstream. The grand Eurotopian Vision. (If you can believe the stuff you read in the Wall Street Journal, or the people they quote.)
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Apparently not. The Euro is a concept based on the goal that Europe would function as a single economy. Op. Cit, The US. 50 states, one currency. I presume that the intention was a single government, a single currency: all are one and attuned to the spheres.
As Yogi Berra once said, "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." You can promote unity or you can promote diversity, but you can't do both.
There is no recipe for Stone Soup and no one is interested in eating it, anyway.
My interest is self-serving. When I watch channel 13 I want to hear people saying things, like two and six, tuppence, and a fiver ( five pound note.)
For Europe to survive, as in the individual member nations to do well, there will have to be a re-scripting. Preferably without the one who wrote the treatment for the disaster they face today.
Recognise the separate countries, recognise the separate economies with their respective industries, strengths and weaknesses, assets and liabilities, see what each country needs to fix its problems; see what assistance each country can offer those who have problems [preferably without creating new ones for themselves or others.] and begin to (herein lies the rub) negotiate in good faith with one another.
Speaking in the vernacular of an American: Everybody's gotta get somethin'.
Some EuroCrats give the appearance of being able to contribute. I will suggest Chancellor Merkel, Madame Lagarde, and some guy from one of the EuroBanks who said something sensible in a WSJ article. However, there is a need for some outside objectivity.
Marketing: Find a Need and Fill It.
Job Opening: Analyst to assist EuroCrats in their effort to clean up their mess.
Responsibilities: Too many
Compensation: Not enough
To apply: Don't bother, They don't want to hear your opinion, they want to hear their opinion.
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