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Foreign Entanglements: The Entangling Euro

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On this week’s Foreign Entanglements, Yglesias and I chat a bit about the EU:

See also this, on restrictions in the German labor market. When I made the same case here a couple of years ago, commenters reacted aggressively, but to my mind unconvincingly. To be fair, what’s the best case for labor rules that prohibit businesses from opening in evenings, on Sundays, etc.? Seems to me that they’re built around outmoded conceptions of the family, of gender relations, and “what workers want,” but I’m curious to see if there’s a more compelling argument.

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