Farewell to Oskar

Max Sawicky sawicky at epinet.org
Wed Mar 17 11:58:37 PST 1999

> Senior U.S. policymakers viewed Lafontaine as a useful
counterweight to the deflationists in Europe. For six years, now, U.S. policymakers like Lawrence Summers have been lecturing European finance ministers and central bankers on the desirability of demand expansion in Europe--and Oskar Lafontaine is one of the few European politicians who openly agrees with the U.S.>

So if we were getting our tax dollars' worth from the CIA, it would be working to depose the European economic stagnationists and promote fiscally-stimulative social democracy.


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