"Else there would be no meaning in political unions
or any other movement that knows what it's about.
In this paper, Alberto Alesina, Guido Tabellini, and Francesco Trebbi shed new light on the optimal scope for political unions at a time when insights on the present and future of the European Union are deeply needed.
To wrap up, I believe that this interesting paper sheds light on at least one side of the debate: Heterogeneity in values between Europeans does not seem to be at the core of the disagreements regarding the pursuance of a political union, because they vary less than within countries or other political unions such as the United States and India.
Another, dimmer interpretation of their findings is that "common culture," as captured by the authors' measures, is not really what determines the optimality or desirability of a political union. People in Mississippi and Massachusetts, who share vastly different values, live under the same flag.
The third reason to predict that unbundling will facilitate political organizing is the focus of this Part: namely, political unions would likely generate less managerial opposition than traditional collective bargaining unions generate.
First, whether groups that oppose traditional unions would also oppose political unions depends on what political unions end up doing.
Management, to be sure, would sometimes oppose the formation of political unions. But political unions would likely generate less pervasive and less severe opposition than conventional unions do.
Political Unions' Financial Activity of the State Audit Service reported on Tuesday, September 10.
The data are based on declarations, submitted by the political unions.
Therefore, a State or nation-state includes both political unions and nations that have achieved sufficient sovereignty to satisfy this definition.
However, the general public is unaware of the steps the EU has already taken toward political union (i.e., nationhood), and the depth of the EU's commitment to achieving an enduring form of European political union.
However, the "free trade" areas created by previous multilateral FTAs have a track record of morphing into political unions
also known as regional governments, such as the European Union and the emerging North American Union.