the economic sovereignty you claim to defend is a chimera
In Greek mythology, the chimera was a fire-breathing monster that combined the parts of a goat, a lion and a serpent.
They typically demand some bizarre chimera : a part goat, part rooster sort of monster appropriate to a medieval bestiary or science fiction.
Professionals invariably dominate such bodies, making consensus a chimera .
He's now got a month and a half to create some convincing chimera that the American people can invest with their hopes and dreams.
Achieving a bipartisan consensus on pensions is not an unachievable chimera .
Perhaps, to paraphrase Iver Neumann, it is neither digitality nor diaspora but our uses of them - much like our uses of the other - that offer a chimera of hope.
In the myth, it was Bellerophon, straddling the winged horse Pegasus, who finally slew the fire-breathing chimera .
If we were to engineer a genuine goat/snake/lion chimera (complete with firebreathing ability) would it be in pain, or unhappy?
Likewise one may call the price index a ‘statistical illusion’ based on the chimera of a fixed basket of products as the unit of measurement.