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Max Sawicky’s take on France rejecting the EU constitution sounds just about right: it’s probably mostly about class. Farmers and workers overwhelmingly voted ‘no’ on the referendum, and for good reason: it’s very possible that further liberalization, and getting yoked ever tighter to the EU’s hostile-to-employment central bank, would only harm workers further. Or it might not. At any rate, this is certainly the sort of thing that ought to be debated. Indeed, I wish we could have wide and vigorous public debates about our monetary policy here in the United States. But alas…

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