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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Roubini - Greece Must Exit

Personally, I really don't care.  If we can survive world wars, dot-com bubbles and financial panics I'm expecting life will go on no matter how Europe plays out.

NEW YORK – The Greek euro tragedy is reaching its final act: it is clear that either this year or next, Greece is highly likely to default on its debt and exit the eurozone.


Postponing the exit after the June election with a new government committed to a variant of the same failed policies (recessionary austerity and structural reforms) will not restore growth and competitiveness. Greece is stuck in a vicious cycle of insolvency, lost competitiveness, external deficits, and ever-deepening depression. The only way to stop it is to begin an orderly default and exit, coordinated and financed by the European Central Bank, the European Union, and the International Monetary Fund (the “Troika”), that minimizes collateral damage to Greece and the rest of the eurozone.

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/greece-must-exit

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