At MR, Tyler Cowen has a rather strong reaction against an economist who supports Catalan secession:
He taught me Ph.d Micro I at Harvard, so it’s too bad he wants to wreck both Spain and Europe, and for so little in return. Didn’t one of his theorems suggest this was a bad idea? It’s not as if Catalonia is treated like Tibet.
Would Tyler also say the Velvet Divorce “wrecked” the Czech Republic and Slovakia?
As an aside, if only peoples treated like Tibet are granted a moral right to secede, then in fact no one will secede permissibly, for governments that treat Tibet like Tibet don’t let Tibet secede.