« The only way to renew European social democracy »

17 décembre 2009

« For social democrats, the global financial crisis has presented a cruel paradox. When the crisis first struck at the end of 2008, it was widely assumed that it presented European social democracy with a golden opportunity for political renewal and electoral recovery. After all, it is social democracy that has always argued for state intervention to counteract market failure, saving capitalism from itself.
We have recently experienced the most significant global market failure since the Great Crash in the 1930s. Yet across Europe, voters are apparently reluctant to draw the “correct” conclusion that it is social democrats who can be trusted to safeguard their future. The irony is that it is both bankers and the left that appear to have faltered as a result of the crisis… »

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