Who among Europeans could be against "Europe"? This is the continent where the standard of living is highest in the whole world, where the culture is the oldest and at the same time the richest in diversity, where the way of life is most pleasant, and where democracy is the most generally widespread. But if Europeans are so happy with their continent, what kind of Europe do they want for the future?
The author shows that the idea of a single currency and Very Great State belong in the domain of administrative Utopia
Jean-Jacques Rosa was one of the first, and one of the few, professional economists to consistently warn against the hazards of implementing a single currency and creating the "euro zone."
The author of more than ten books on political economy, Dr. Rosa is an economist who is familiar with finance, public choice, and organizational analysis of firms and other institutions. He likes to apply fundamental but non-technical (although rigorous) economic reasoning to social and political phenomena.
Dr. Rosa was an economic adviser to the French Prime Minister, 1997-1999. He founded the MBA program and two doctoral programs in business finance at the Inst. of Political Studies, Paris, which takes a practical and broad-based approach to the study of economic, political and social problems; he taught at Sciences Po from 1978 to 2008 and is now a Professor Emeritus.