There are only anachronisms in today’s world

A common criticism of the European technocrats is that they live in their own bubble. During recent political campaigns (the US elections, Brexit), the dichotomy between the predictions of the intelligentsia and the ultimate outcome demonstrated that bubbles also exist outside of Brussels. How can this problem be solved? My response to that question...
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There are only anachronisms in today’s world A common criticism of the European technocrats is that they live in their own...
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