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Boeing to Huawei : trust was a good one – is mistrust better?

set The hardness to national economic interests today, with a moral-sounding arguments. Tricky part is that the audience can't distinguish between morality and interest. This is the result of a Hyper-politicisation of the global Economy – the tendency of those national selfishness, has played in economic relations has always been a role, to put at the top. Donald Trump makes it through the rejection of all forms of multilateralism, other heads of state. The result is increasing distrust. Each against the other.

for example, "Boeing 737 Max 8". After the second crash of the brand-new type of aircraft, Germany and many other countries have locked their airspace for these machines until Further notice. Passenger safety have absolute priority. The American Federal aviation authority considers such measures to be excessive. Boeing competes sharply with Airbus. The loss of image could damage the company significantly. Take advantage of Airbus lobbyists to the most recent crash to your favor? What Moral (safety of passengers), what is of interest (competitive advantage)?

for example, Huawei. Germany is considering to grant the Chinese company access to the Development of the 5G mobile network. For this case, the US government threatens the exchange of intelligence information, to restrict. The official reason is that China runs against the West-facing espionage and could be offset by Huawei in the position, sensitive information to absorb. The Chinese deny. What is morality (the protection of the Western intelligence services), interest (defense of China from the Western markets)?

for example, "Nord Stream 2". The Baltic sea pipeline to bring Russian gas directly to Germany. According to the planned exit from nuclear power and coal, the Federal government holds the measure of energy policy is necessary. In particular, the U.S. government protested loudly. As the main reason for Vladimir Putin's behavior in Ukraine. However, the Americans would sell in Europe, your Frackinggas. What is morality (Russia for peoples is to punish violations of the law), what interest (strengthening of the US energy export)?

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for example, Iran sanctions. The US government has denounced the nuclear agreement. Now, European companies are under pressure to run their no trade with Tehran. As the reasons of the authoritarian character of the regime to be headed, its support of international terrorism and the threat to Israel. However, Iran is bean, in the meantime, the biggest buyer of American soybeans. With the Export, the US supports farmers who suffered because of a customs dispute with China, a sharp decline. What is morality (the fight against terrorism, the security of Israel) is what is of interest (assistance for U.S. farmers)?

a Lot of interests can be morally legitimate

of Course, the are no sharp contrasts. To ensure the safety of passengers, to protect Western intelligence services from spying, to ensure the security of Israel, or to punish Russia for violations of the law, are also interests, very solid even. And conversely, many interests can be morally legitimate.

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But, as is so often the tone makes the music. If, for example, in the case of Nord Stream 2 suggests, the project was related to the Hitler-Stalin Pact, or in the case of Iran, that is, who is driving with the Land trade, the lesson of Auschwitz negation, then the Cui bono urges quick question. "States have no friends, only interests," Charles de Gaulle once said. In spite of the European Union, Nato and the Western value of the Alliance, this understanding has become topical again. You should say, unfortunately?

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