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Greece On Fire: The EU's Economic Dresden

People take refuge from the fires in Argyris Akti, Nea Makri, Greece. Photo: Nikos Kalogerikos (via Twitter)

The fires in Greece are an EU/Euro Dresden: a direct result of requiring the Greek government to end its brush-clearing program and slash government employment and infrastructure. The EU always puts banks before fire departments.
Today’s EU regime and euro were the brainchild Reagan’s chief economic guide, supply-side inventor Robert Mundell who told me his plan was to smash unions, destroy parliaments, shrink government and free the markets from the regulatory constraints of democracy.
The only thing worse than the WTO is the EU.
Unfortunately, Brexit talks are led by those who would undermine its greatest value: protecting UK employment. Rees-Mogg and Boris J are pushing for Brexit because they are politicians blowing in the wind. They pose as smart, but they’re just smart-asses, poseur classist shits with ambition where their souls should be. And Corbyn, once a globalization resister, has become a feckless frontman for financiers. So, my benighted cousins in Blightly, you’re screwed.

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Greg Palast (Rolling Stone, Guardian, BBC) is the author of The New York Times bestsellers, Armed Madhouse, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and the book and documentary, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
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