每日新闻更新 —“蛋糕主义”又回来咬人了The Daily Update – “Cakeism” Back to Bite

对于政客和商人来讲,这周好像有好几件事情要提醒 — 他们不能既拥有蛋糕又把它给吃掉:

首先,据说欧盟的高级官员们觉得影子内阁的脱欧团队要求对人员的自由移动采取限制但又在保留单一市场的优惠方面做出的所谓‘努力’简直就是垃圾。欧盟委员会的一名成员对工党的计划不屑一顾,把它说成是“蛋糕主义”。真正的脱欧团队的境况稍微好一点,通过在最后一分钟的让步 — 允许国会议员对最后谈判的结果进行‘有意义的投票’— 特蕾莎·梅以微弱的优势(324票对298票)免于在众议院被击败的场面。允许内部针对对经济危害最大的建议进行投票,但同时又削弱政府有可能达到的最好的谈判结果的潜能,这减少了但同时又增大了跟欧盟最终的谈判没有结果的可能性。人们越来越觉得,跟欧盟的谈判有可能以英国既没有蛋糕可以拥有也没有蛋糕可以吃掉的结局而告终。

就在这条街道的那边,皮姆利科·普拉博思(Pimlico Plumbers)在最高法院败诉;最高法院今天支持‘史密斯先生’拥有雇员的权利,尽管作为自雇的身份签订了合同。这种原来靠剥削个体劳动者(+10亿美元/+100亿美元的私人估值)积累了十亿美元的帝国而不需要跟他们分担正常的生意和个人的风险的‘零工经济’起家者和独角兽/‘十角兽’肯定会有很多要担心的事情。

最后,在大塘那边,一名一度在政治上又复活的马克·桑福德(Mark Sanford)(假如换一种赌注他本人本来也有可能当总统的)成为今年在职的第二个共和党国会的牺牲品(继罗伯特·皮坦吉尔(Robert Pittenger)之后),这是他拒不收敛对他的总司令进行恶言漫骂的结果;这表明,一个人越来越不能反对一个推文煽动者,但同时又期望保住共和党选民的支持。不管他的夸张的轰击和自我吹嘘如何(因为人们觉得他把事情办成了),这一针对特朗普支持基地的提醒是要继续下去的。今天尚未成熟的宣言 — “再也没有来自朝鲜的核威胁了” — 就是再好不过的例子,许多人忘记了从‘交易商’蜕变过来的和平缔造者刚刚签署了一份跟25年前(1993年6月11日)美国和朝鲜民主主义人民共和国签署的几乎是一模一样的协议。也许特朗普是这个规则的例外。也许特朗普可以继续做他想做的事,说他想说的话,而又不需要为此负责;也许他在第一任期期间取得的进展微乎其微而且还可能连任;也许特朗普不受这个“蛋糕主义”理论的约束。也许吧;也许不是。

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