Wow, German philosophers sure can be stupid

Jürgen Habermas (German philosopher) tell us that the euro is all a problem of short term politics and we need the politicians to stand up and think of the long term:

We call on Europe\’s leaders to take over the political agenda again and develop a new plan for the future of a prosperous and united eurozone……We also need new and effective economic governance mechanisms to address the institutional deficiencies of the eurozone and the closer co-ordination of fiscal policies. Monetary union requires closer political union……..Only a confident new politics can bring back lasting trust in the financial stability of the monetary union and the future of the European unification process.

But Jurgy Baby, that\’s been the long term political aim all along.

We\’ve all known, right from the start, that monetary union would not work without more economic union, more coordination of economies from the centre.

That\’s why monetary union was launched: so that when we got to the inevitable crisis, the centralisers could leap into action and point out that more centralisation was the only cure.

This isn\’t a flaw in the plan, this is the plan.

6 thoughts on “Wow, German philosophers sure can be stupid”

  1. mammy's little soldier

    Bollocks. I had hoped that the mention of Jurgan Habermas would attract a load of raving comments about the Frankfurt School trying to take over the world… I could have made some snarky comment about Tim’s readership. Ah well.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    mammy’s little soldier – “Bollocks. I had hoped that the mention of Jurgan Habermas would attract a load of raving comments about the Frankfurt School trying to take over the world…”

    Well if you insist …. Like the Green movement, the EU is where old Communists go to die now their hopes of being placed in power by the Soviet Army have come to an end. Like their former friends, the causes they adopt share similar tendencies – an utter intolerance of dissent as with the Greens and Climate Change warmists, and a contempt of ordinary people, their wants and needs as well as their votes in the case of the EU.

    Anything Habermas endorses, by definition, should be ignored as he has been reliably on the wrong side of history since he was in diapers.

    Will that do?

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    KMcC – ““Jurgan”? Who hell he?”

    You haven’t heard? Under a new EU directive, the umlaut has been harmonised. And in deference to our soon-to-be new Turkish overlords, vowel harmony is now compulsory. As is the marriage of every second twelve year old to a Jihadi.

  4. “more economic union, more coordination of economies from the centre
    That’s why monetary union was launched:”

    Nope, you’re seeing secret plots that are not there, it was done for its own sake as a desirable end in itself – the extra central coordination that it requires was an added benefit but not the reason.

    You may take the europhiles entirely at face value, that they desire a single currency per se.

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