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Sortir de l’euro ?, par Frédéric Lordon (Le Monde diplomatique, août 2013)

Sortir de l’euro ?, par Frédéric Lordon (Le Monde diplomatique, août 2013)
Beaucoup, notamment à gauche, continuent de croire qu’on va changer l’euro. Qu’on va passer de l’euro austéritaire présent à un euro enfin rénové, progressiste et social. Cela n’arrivera pas. Il suffirait d’évoquer l’absence de tout levier politique en l’état d’incrustation institutionnelle de l’actuelle union monétaire européenne pour s’en faire une première idée. Mais cette impossibilité tient surtout à un argument beaucoup plus fort, qui s’exprime à la manière d’un syllogisme. Majeure : l’euro actuel procède d’une construction qui a eu pour effet, et même pour intention, de donner toute satisfaction aux marchés de capitaux et d’organiser leur emprise sur les politiques économiques européennes (1). La gauche-qui-continue-d’y-croire n’a donc le choix qu’entre l’impuissance indéfinie… ou bien l’advenue de cela même qu’elle prétend vouloir éviter (le retour aux monnaies nationales), sitôt que son projet de transformation de l’euro commencerait à être pris au sérieux !

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