Varoufakis at the Financial Times: Headline ‘Former Public Enemy writes an editorial’

The Financial Times has allowed one of it’s former Public Enemies a space to offer some new ideas about a pressing issue. One is hardly surprised at the response of the readership of the FT! A concerted campaign of vilification has paid off, in the comments section of Mr. Varoufakis’ essay.

The Corporatist State is the future of the ‘West’: in America the passage of the TPA has ushered in the idea that  ‘secret legislation’ is acceptable, without much dissent, by an completely corrupt/complaint political class, that repeats the Party Line on ‘Free Trade’ which is in essence Managed Trade. Large multi-National Corporations are now in charge of both our politics and economic life: and the Merkel/Schäuble alliance is the future of our collective idea and practice of politics. Which involves a surrender of sovereignty i.e. self-determination as constitutive of what republicanism once meant. What I find puzzling is Mr. Varoufakis’ faith in the idea of Europe as practiced by that Merkel/Schäuble duo.

Political Cynic

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.'
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