Simon Wren-Lewis is totally obsessed wit the UK remaining in the EU: Why are we in this political mess?
The only thing I've ever heard him put forth is that the UK would be worse off in terms of making money. I've never seen him address the issue of democracy.
Simon is really a technocrat, not a diehard democrat. He talks about the people voting again on the issue, but what he really wants is to be taken as an expert whose knowledge, etc., is too vast for those he considers non-experts. He knows better because he's studied macroeconomics?
Well, he really can't convince me that the UK would be better off in any sense remaining in the EU as it is currently legally designed and constrained against purer democracy.
Why doesn't he put purer democracy high on his list in terms of importance?
Here are the two things that should always be stated. They are age-old, tried and true things:
Who benefits? Follow the money. Those are really one and the same.
So, who truly benefits the most? Would it be the elites or the general public? I certainly don't think Simon would argue from the trickledown perspective, as that, as he knows, has been completely debunked. How can he know that the general public in the UK wouldn't end up being better off due to having the opportunity to increase democracy through a Labour Party government?
He can't. I don't think one can err on the side of democracy. I think purer democracy can always outdo elitism.
UPDATE: Here's an opposing view to Simon's: Brexit Endgame