Modern 'Progress' as brought about by the profit-obsessed Corporations and Large Industry, with their insatiable need to always produce and sell more, has led society not only to:
corruption, war, crime, violation of human rights, poverty, famine, disease, enslavement of populations, contamination of environment, deforestation, extinction of species, destruction of nature and global warming,
but also to:
competetive possession-and-consumption-obsessed individuals and a morally and ethicly degraded society.
The degradation of society by productionism and publicity is excelently exposed in the Spanish documentary:Consume hasta Morir (Consume until you die.)
Large Industry dominates the world nowadays. Supported and stimulated by Tax Havens, banks and stock exchange, on one hand, they exert pressure on governments, while, on the other hand, they manipulate the 'ordinary' citizens through Main Stream Media (MSM). Thanks to this double grip, multinational corporations determine how the world works.
However, the only thing large industry really has achieved is to bring 'progress' or 'wealth' to a (minor) part of the world, only by the 'grace' of exploiting and destroying another (greater) part of the world - both in a geographical as human (number of people) sense.
The Media were originally supposed to objectively inform everyday citizens as well as to be an alterative entertainment option within a broad range of possible choices.
However, global Main Stream Media (MSM) are in the hands of or dominated by the ruling OWO elite minority itself. For them MSM has no other function than maintaining the "masses" as distracted and as un-critical as possible, so they can keep ruling the world more unnoticedly. MSM is subject to their sensorship and will only emit information that previously has been allowed or imposed by OWO. So the news is filtered and brought down to what is unavoidable, or what does not put them in danger. It is interpreted and told in a way that best benefits them and programs are selected or even made, based on how they want to influence the audience according to their preferences.
Patents and Copy Right have nothing to do (anymore) with defending the creative rights of whom really created it as goes the official excuse of their existence. Most inventors, writers or other creative minds do not ever get a proportional share of wealth or even recognition from the work they create. Most is taken by corporations, monopolized and only used to assure their competitive advantage regarding their competition.
The most dramatic example being of course Monsanto and it's imperialist-like attempt to monopolize the food industry through patented seeds, although Nestlé is doing a good job as well, trying to monopolize the world's water resources.
Large Industry exploitation of human & natural resources deforestation - extinction of species climate change - drought - famine war - violation of human rights
Industrial Revolution "the OWO way" started around 1800 in Britain and has lead us at full speed to a self-destructing type of "Progress" (magnificently expressed - from and individual's standpoint - in Charlie Chaplin's visionary Modern Times - and in fact none has changed ever since) that is purely based on using workers as mere extensions of the machinery and exhausting the once rich, but ever shrinking, natural resources, to convert them into an ever growing pile of useless but harmful waist.
This process is profoundly disrespectfull and cowardly, since it directly attacks and destroys something as innocent and defenseless as nature itself.
Each day more people become aware that 'the system' is wrong, fraudulent and corrupt. Specifally in the last years it is becoming ever more clear that the world is dominated by a small ruling elite of 1% that consists of bankers, speculators, corporate executives, politicians and other criminals without any scrupules, who only worry about their own wealth and staying in power in fraudulent ways. They don't care about leading both society as the planet to destruction in a dead end street, while attempting to cancel justice and transparency for the other 99%.
Fortunately on a global scale there is a constantly increasing awareness, that it is urgent to do something to avoid Old World Order leading us to total collapse of society or the planet or both, and it is expressed in many ways by Non Governmental Organizations, Protests, Actvism and a growing number of other movements, that all focus on ways to compensate, improve or directly change the existing social system (in fact, it is social at all, just economic and purely profit-driven).
This social awareness only needs to reach it's critical mass for a true (r)evolutionairy change to happen in the currently dominating, but rotten, global system - exagerated profit for just a few, thanks to overexploiting human and natural resources.
Europe is not a coin. Europe is history, culture, science, philosophy, languages, diversity and heterogeneous peoples. These natural, social values are what characterizes Europe and can bind it. Definitely not a artificial, imposed values like a coin or the economy, banking interest rates, stock quotes or Corporations' need-and-greed for easy & homogeneous mass-markets for manipulation, selling and control. Within this limited, retarded, short-sighted perspective by 'the Markets' the Euro might give te impression to be a failure. However, the only real and valid standard to measure Europe's coin and success should be the easiness for social exchange, that it provides to this vast variety of people and cultures.