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Europe Led by Emotion, Not Reason #37

Recent European escalations w.r.t. the conflict in Eastern Europe echoes a long line of irrational energy, economic, and foreign policies in Europe led by emotions. In this podcast, I discuss how and why this has come about.
Published by Dr Jiulin Teng on 31 Mar 2022
Keywords: drjlt-economicseurope
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Recent European escalations w.r.t. the conflict in Eastern Europe echoes a long line of irrational energy, economic, and foreign policies in Europe led by emotions. In this podcast, I discuss how and why this has come about.
In short, I think PR is a major link in the mechanism:
Traditionally, politicians stoke up emotions to win support for their policies.
Today, with the amplifications of social media, politicians easily lose control of the emotions that they stoke up. They have to follow the heightened emotions and resort to irrational policies.
I also provide a possible solution to this, but I acknowledge that it will never be adopted.
With a weak leadership, I can see the Euro and the EU fall apart in the coming years. This is not because Europe cannot be saved; rather, it is because the system resists any attempts to save it.
I apologize for not covering relations in Asia as promised. It'll most likely be the next podcast. I also apologize for some incomplete points in this podcast: as usual, I don't have a list of bullet points, and sometimes I forget to touch on important ones.
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