The myth of national sovereignty helps big corporations screw us over.
Aldus Thomas Piketty in een interview met The Huffington Post:
[…] there are issue areas where national sovereignty is just an illusion. Corporate taxation is a good example of this. No state can fight tax havens or multinationals on its own.
Hoewel Piketty dus voor meer internationale samenwerking is, moet het wel anders:
The current EU structures are not working. There is no democratic decision-making; it’s all done behind closed doors. We only see our heads of states proclaiming at summit after summit that they have yet again saved Europe. But the people don’t know how or what decisions have been reached. It’s understandable that people turn their backs on the EU. The European project needs more democracy and accountability to regain public support. The Eurozone parliament, with its majority decision-making, would be a step in the right direction.