German Emulsifier: Why Does Germany Insist on Holding the EU Together?

Is it the nobility of a united Europe that motivates Merkel to keep the EU in place? Hardly. As this article points out, Germany sends nearly 60% of its total exports to the EU. The single currency provides a relatively low exchange rate, which gives Germany goods in addition to advantages it gains in the world market. In addition, Germany stands the most to lose from the nationalist movements that are sweeping Europe.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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