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Back to the Future

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Varoufakis, Y. (2017). Back to the Future. In Varoufakis, Y. And the Weak Suffer What They Must?. Vintage, pp. 196-233

(noun) a member of a body of soldiers especially in France serving as an armed police force for the maintenance of public order / (noun) police officer

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Having made the transition from Gestapo-organized paramilitary to local gendarmerie

on some random Nazi dude

—p.198 by Yanis Varoufakis
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2 years, 8 months ago

Having made the transition from Gestapo-organized paramilitary to local gendarmerie

on some random Nazi dude

—p.198 by Yanis Varoufakis
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2 years, 8 months ago

(German Customs Union) a coalition of German states formed to manage tariffs and economic policies within their territories; formally established Jan 1 1834; by 1866, included most German states; lasted until the end of WWI

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German unification began with a customs union known as the Zollverein, an 1833 agreement between the various territories promoted as a first step towards freer trade and much needed economic integration.

—p.213 by Yanis Varoufakis
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2 years, 8 months ago

German unification began with a customs union known as the Zollverein, an 1833 agreement between the various territories promoted as a first step towards freer trade and much needed economic integration.

—p.213 by Yanis Varoufakis
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2 years, 8 months ago
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[...] a federation replaces sovereignty forfeited at the national or state level with sovereignty at the unitary, federal level, centralizing power within an alliance of states is, by definition, illegitimate, for there is no body politic that can legitimize it.

—p.220 by Yanis Varoufakis 2 years, 8 months ago

[...] a federation replaces sovereignty forfeited at the national or state level with sovereignty at the unitary, federal level, centralizing power within an alliance of states is, by definition, illegitimate, for there is no body politic that can legitimize it.

—p.220 by Yanis Varoufakis 2 years, 8 months ago

referring to Frankfurt School sociologist and philosopher Jürgen Habermas, best known for his theories on communicative rationality and the public sphere

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The German philosopher Jürgen Habermas long ago recognized that capitalism has the tendency to develop a 'legitimacy deficit'-- a situation in which citizens, independently of their political beliefs or ideology, lose confidence in the right of political and administrative authorities to act as they do.

—p.230 by Yanis Varoufakis
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2 years, 8 months ago

The German philosopher Jürgen Habermas long ago recognized that capitalism has the tendency to develop a 'legitimacy deficit'-- a situation in which citizens, independently of their political beliefs or ideology, lose confidence in the right of political and administrative authorities to act as they do.

—p.230 by Yanis Varoufakis
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2 years, 8 months ago