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  • Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has been particularly vocal in his criticism, claiming Soros and groups backed by him wanted to secretly influence his country’s politics. Orban said groups receiving funding from Soros needed to be made transparent and identifiable. ”Large-bodied predators are swimming here in the waters. This is the trans-border empire of George Soros, with tons of money and international heavy artillery. It is causing trouble ... that they are trying secretly and with foreign money to influence Hungarian politics,” said Orban.
  • The EU’s efforts to reduce the burden of managing failed banks on taxpayers (the Banking Union, for instance) are positive. However, the centralisation of supervision and decision-making in the European Central Bank has institutionalised the idea that failed banks should be rescued with taxpayer money. Furthermore, the ECB has relied on the firms of the bailout business to execute its supervisory mandate – for instance with stress tests – leading to further market concentration and greater dependency on a small group of firms.
  • The communists are keeping the globalization faith; but the capitalists seem to have lost theirs. This is bizarre – and entirely out of sync with past performance and current facts. We have every reason to be confident in a process that has delivered more prosperity to more people than anyone could have dreamed of just a few decades ago. We must not be shy in defending globalization and combating reactionary nostalgia.
  • Diversity is essential in science. It recruits new ideas, different perspectives, and fresh approaches to problem-solving — ingredients that fuel the creativity required for innovation. Vera Rubin unequivocally advanced the discovery of Dark Matter. She did this after she was denied a slot in the astrophysics program at Princeton because they didn’t accept women. She did this after she fought for access to telescopes and reconfigured male symbols on bathroom doors to create one for women. She did this after “luminaries in the field” repeatedly told her that her observances didn’t matter.
  • Europe’s budgetary rules, which both candidates have targeted in their election campaigns, are another area of divergence. Hamon supports the suspension of the Stability and Growth Pact until such a time as it can be acceptably reformed. The Socialist candidate also wants to exclude investment spending from deficit calculations. Mélenchon, on the other hand, wants to end austerity by dropping the treaties altogether.

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