what europe really needs is a good shrink

Another entry for the Huffington Post …

Europe is in trouble. Everyone says so. Paul Krugman says so. The Swedish finance minister says so.

The reasons given are legion. Not enough economic stimulus. A deluded sense that spending on the social safety net will pull economies through. Not enough political integration. Too much economic integration. Too much expansion.

But the real problem is psychological. Of course it does not take a genius to see that Europeans really do not think of themselves as Europeans first. They are French or Germans or Swedes and they act accordingly.

I knew this intellectually, but it hit me emotionally this morning at my breakfast table here in Stockholm, Sweden …

Read the rest at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-hegedus/what-europe-really-needs_b_182392.html


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