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Scotland’s Independence Vote Shows a Global Crisis of the Elites - NYTimes.com

It is a crisis of the elites. Scotland’s push for independence is driven by a conviction — one not ungrounded in reality — that the British ruling class has blundered through the last couple of decades. The same discontent applies to varying degrees in the United States and, especially, the eurozone. It is, in many ways, a defining feature of our time.

The rise of Catalan would-be secessionists in Spain, the rise of parties of the far right in European countries as diverse as Greece and Sweden, and the Tea Party in the United States are all rooted in a sense that, having been granted vast control over the levers of power, the political elite across the advanced world have made a mess of things.

Scotland’s Independence Vote Shows a Global Crisis of the Elites - NYTimes.com


The Origins and Implications of the Scottish Referendum | Stratfor

Any theory of human behavior that assumes that the singular purpose of humans is to maximize economic benefits is wrong. Humans have other motivations that are incomprehensible to the economic model but can be empirically demonstrated to be powerful.

The Origins and Implications of the Scottish Referendum | Stratfor


Scotland as Quebec: The lessons Britain can learn - The Globe and Mail

A sense of entitlement sits more naturally beside a sense of grievance than most people realize

Scotland as Quebec: The lessons Britain can learn - The Globe and Mail


 
 
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