No dia em que começa a presidência Portuguesa da UE, todos os interessados deviam ler este artigo:
"This is the European paradox," Galbraith says. European ideals require convergence but European policies impose divergence. If the wage-cutters and the union-bashers were right, the pamphlet adds, you would expect to find a trade-off between inequality and unemployment, but according to Galbraith this does not hold true. "Countries and regions which are more egalitarian systematically enjoy less unemployment."