Posted originally on the CTH on April 11, 2023 | Sundance
French President Emmanuel Macron was in the Netherlands today speaking to an audience in the Hague about his vision for the future of Europe. A remarkably disassociated speech was the outcome.
Speaking of the importance of innovation to maintain economic competitiveness, on his right-hand Macron cheers for capitalism as an outcome of competition from the only venue it exists, the nation state. Yet on his left hand, Macron proclaims the importance of ‘globalism’ and economic socialism, which is the anthesis of creating innovation.
Economic nationalism is the only way competition between nation states succeeds. Innovation is born from competition, and without the nation state there is no baseline to maintain capitalism. Globalism creates socialism, equity as the baseline for distribution of innovative outcomes. Capitalism and socialism cannot coexist if innovation and competition is the goal. The pillars which form the baseline for Macron’s view of a new Europe, collapse in his contradictory worldview. Prompted to 10:55, WATCH:
Macron’s solution to the problem of innovation lacking in ‘globalist‘ economic models, is to force citizens to produce and innovate. This is what he means by “reforms” in the competitive agenda. Forced innovation, is the worldview of totalitarians. Capitalism relies on freedom, not coercion.