28 May 2012

Anti-Democratic Politics in Europe

"Perhaps the most troubling aspect of Europe’s current malaise is the replacement of democratic commitments by financial dictates — from leaders of the European Union and the European Central Bank, and indirectly from credit-rating agencies, whose judgments have been notoriously unsound." ~ Amartya Sen
 I missed the Op-Ed from which this statement is lifted when it appeared last week. There is lots of hand-wringing about the way protests have mounted across several European countries over the past year. But there has been less attention, unfortunately, to the anti-democratic policy making that has driven people out into the streets.


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