Comments on: Clouds gather for Europe in run up to 10th anniversary of financial crisis https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/clouds-gather-for-europe-in-run-up-to-10th-anniversary-of-financial-crisis/ EU news and policy debates across languages Tue, 28 Aug 2018 21:27:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Ngonyama https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/clouds-gather-for-europe-in-run-up-to-10th-anniversary-of-financial-crisis/#comment-335516 Wed, 22 Aug 2018 16:36:56 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1264442#comment-335516 How many times have we heard all these ‘predictions’ of inevitable and imminent European doom, disintegration an destruction now?

And how long will we still hear them? While the EU and the euro endure and a dozen or so countries are eagerly waiting to also come suffer terribly in this house of horror called the European Union?

Isn’t it obvious what is behind this sort of stories? Wishful thinking of the malicious kind from those who would call the EU a ‘foe’, because it stands in the way of their malicious ambitions.

The new Italian government needs to a bit more at its own failures in infrastructure. Something M5S is not willing to invest in. Something Europe has invested in for decades only to see the money of the tax payers of other countries end up in the pockets of the Italian mafia.

And then there are all the Turkish crocodile tears from a would be sultan who is too delusional to realize that higher interest rates reduce inflation rather than fuel it. The reason Erdoğan screwed up his own economy is telling: it is the very islamism he is peddling. There was this 7th century back seat driver called Mohamed who told him he should not touch the steering wheel of the bus he was driving because it was called “interest” and he had declared that haram. And so he drove his bus off the cliff.

It is such a wonderful example of the fact that one man rule is hideously ineffective and out of time.

And the populists are so enamored with it….

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