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  •  What's wrong with the Nation State? (2+ / 0-)
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    InAntalya, peacestpete

    Why so much aversion against it?

    A couple of months ago, the Eurorats in Brussels actually attempted to dictate the olive oil policy of EU member nations.

    The Eurocrats took it upon themselves to prohibit restaurants from refilling the olive oil bottles on restaurant tables.  Germany resisted, so the Eurocrats in Brussels backed down.

    But what business does these Eurocrats have believing that they know better than Germans how to ensure the safety of olive oil?

    Proponents of the nation state believe that German pols in Berlin know how to best regulate food safety for Germans.

    Proponents of the European Union believe that unelected Eurocrats in Brussels know best how to regulate food safety in countries where they've never been.

    Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

    by PatriciaVa on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 01:34:04 PM PDT

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