Petr Mach Says There's No Libertarian Case for the EU


Dalibor Rohá? wrote an interesting Reason piece arguing that despite all its flaws, the European Union (E.U.) is the best real scenario that European libertarians can have and, therefore, should accept it. Rohá? enumerates many of the E.U.'s weaknesses—and they are all on spot—but then argues that this European Union is better than no union because the real alternative to the E.U. is not 28 independent libertarian states but some kind of authoritarian dystopia. Petr Mach responds that it's pleasing that Rohá? makes a coherent argument for the E.U., but that his argument doesn't really hold up, and that there's a better case for Europe's nations to secede from this union.