[ExI] Cosmopolitanism, collective epistemology and other issues

spike spike66 at att.net
Sun Jul 10 16:59:28 UTC 2016

>... On Behalf Of BillK
Subject: Re: [ExI] Cosmopolitanism, collective epistemology and other issues

On 10 July 2016 at 15:16, spike  wrote:
>>... BillK, I don't see why this is considered a big crisis.  If the Brits 
> collectively decide this was a bad idea, they can vote to rejoin the EU,

>...A country leaving the EU has never been done before, so nobody knows
what might happen...
That assumes that no other country votes to leave as well, and that the EU
lasts for another ten years. The rebels complaining about the EU and the
looming financial problems in the EU make the future uncertain...BillK

Hi BillK, well ja.   As I understand it, the notion of a unified Europe was
about mutual economic advantage.  If a country perceives it does not profit
from this union, I understand their wanting out.  So now the remaining
unified states need to show that it is economically advantageous to the
Brits to be there.  If so, then it is Paul Revere all over again: the
British are coming.

In all I read on the topic, I saw little strong incentive for Britain to
stay in.  I don't really see it for Germany or Sweden either, but I see some
big costs with staying in.


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