BruceVC Posted September 5, 2016 Share Posted September 5, 2016 "Anti-immigration Alternative for Germany" im curious to hear about this alternative. What's their solution beyond "closing borders" and hoping millions of ppl will disappear or go somewhere else? They are Eurosceptic, they want to end free movement, dissolve the Euro, keep the common trade bloc, promote traditional family roles, are pro gun rights, etc. With multiculturalism a failure, immigration driving low skill wages down making the poor poorer, and the leftist feminist drive to destroy the traditional family I can see the appeal But some of these objectives seem inconsistent, you cant have the EU and the single market without the Euro as the currency and the central government in Brussels It surprises me people keep bringing this up as a reasonable objective ? Why would you need a common currency to have free movement of goods? The EU as a trading bloc with free movement of goods within it and the European commission simply in charge of negotiating trade for the bloc is what most EU countries signed up for if I remember correctly. The EU real purpose is about economic trade and access to the single market., its suppose to be about a group of countries that have agreed on tariffs and trade laws so that business within the union is cost effective and easy. So for example someone living in Hungary who wants to export .....swords? to Spain and Italy knows that the cost to do this is understood and regulated and that no government can suddenly charge extra tax and make the sale of the swords expensive. This makes understanding things like profitability and costs of doing business much simpler Logically this is much easier to maintain with a single currency because if you had the original multiple currencies it would make the ability to manage this system much harder because some currencies are weaker and more unstable than others And yes free movement is also an objective for citizens of the EU but I question how balanced this is as its normally the same countries people want to immigrate to ...like the UK which can be seen as unfair if you live in the UK "Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss” John Milton "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” - George Bernard Shaw "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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