A crisis of hope

«Don’t count on EU leaders to get us out of the crisis. The future will be shaped by the youth they have forgotten, writes Polish philosopher Jarosław Makowski, as Brussels seeks funds to help the student exchange programme survive the budget cuts

Nothing is better than a game of Monopoly among friends if what you want is interminable dice rolling, a slowly building frustration as your properties get skipped over and eventual rancor — after all, the object of the game is to drive your opponents bankrupt, to become the monopolist. For some reason we treat the game as a treasured cherished childhood memory.

Which provided lessons on cruelty, private land ownership and the consequent rent-seeking monopolism.


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