Thursday, April 08, 2004

Maybe American Progressives should move to Brussels... 

In the latest issue of the Washington Monthly Nicholas Kulish has advanced the interesting hypothesis that while the Bush administration doesn't actually listen to its own economists and the majority of its consistutents in constructing economic/trade policy it does listen to the EU. The reason behind this is that, put simply, the EU is just too large and too important to ignore. A consequence of this realization is that more and more large american corporate law firms are setting up shop in Brussels to lobby for their clients' interests. What Kulish doesn't consider in the piece, but which seems an interesting possibility is that progressive american political organizations may also set up shop to do much the same thing.

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