By: psr, 2009-04-26
A couple of days ago I was in Brussels, and I saw in the airport a big billboard encouraging people to vote in the European Parliament elections of June. I think it’s good to get people involved in voting. However, campaigns to promote participation should be void of political messages. Sadly, the European Parliament has decided to taint this pro-vote campaign with particular views of their own.
One such billboard reads “How much should we tame financial markets? Use your vote in the European Parliament Election – It’s your choice!”.
Perhaps we should not tame them at all. Maybe it’s public bodies, central banks and governments who should reconsider and reform …