The Future of Centralized Authority

The Great Depression was followed by a great consolidation of centralized authority. The Great Recession of 2008-9 has led to the exact opposite: the EU is cracking, Spain is on the brink of dissolution, Scottish independence suddenly became an issue out of completely nowhere, and a disturbing percentage of Americans supports the secession of their state.

3 thoughts on “The Future of Centralized Authority

  1. The SNP’s been hugely popular in Scotland for more than a decade, I think it’s not really accurate to say it became an issue “out of nowhere”.


  2. Reblogged this on EVERY DAY and commented:
    Reblogging this because it’s a concise summary of the present political condition. The antipathy of many Americans for the “United States” of America (and its central government) is not widely recognized. Denial. Most Americans think this union of states is unbreakable and can hold together without the active support of its citizens. The trend toward breakup of large federations is under the radar for most Americans.


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