The Guardian. The case for Catalonia’s independence. 19.11.2012
The case for Catalonia’s independence.
Up until now, the debate about the economic impact of Catalonian independence has centred almost exclusively on two issues: the dividend that an end to the fiscal deficit with Spain would provide, and the cost of a possible boycott of Catalan products. These are, without a doubt, two important factors when evaluating the economic profitability of independence. But the emphasis on these two issues reflects an attitude similar to that of a passive stockholder, who focuses solely on how their shares might increase or decrease after a business has changed hands. This attitude would contrast with that of the investor who is actively involved in a company.
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