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Greece Alone And Broke -- Again

Oookay Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 1:08 PM
Dr. Hanson is trying to eat his cake and have it too. Here, he criticizes Greece for spending so profligately and refusing to apply fiscal discipline, but it was only a few days ago he wrote, criticizing Germany for - to paraphrase - intentionally lending Greece so much money that they would gain control over Greece...yet also implicitly suggested Germany was bad for not lending more. The author knows history, but seems to lack the ability to see current events squarely.
mistermilo Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 5:48 PM
You are misreading!!! Germany is holding Europe up at this point. They could own all of Europe, but they do not want it .
Oookay Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 6:42 PM
I misread NOTHING. I lived in Germany 6 years recently, and am familiar with Hanson's "German-Hate" penchant. PITY, for such an otherwise smart guy. You DO prove my point, however, in that the Germany of today IN NO WAY wants to "own" Europe...yet that is what Hanson suggests in his writings of this year on this matter.
Wendy60 Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 7:34 PM
You are wrong. I can tell you that it's not so much a ghost of Nazism that resides there, but the out-of-body experience of a coma patient. When that patient wakes up, there will be trouble. Trust.
mistermilo Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 8:05 PM
It was a JOKE--lighten up!!!

You know, like not wanting to own a Yugo!!
Ken6565 Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 9:57 PM
Germany is like a rich uncle who gave a young man a credit card. The kid went over the limit, couldn't pay the card, and got his uncle to sign for an increased line of credit. But the kid, of course, simply ran that up over the limit, couldn't pay, went back to his uncle--but was told, "The account is closed; you'd better figure out how you're going to pay." But the kid threw a tantrum, and now says it's all his uncle's fault, and that his uncle owes it to him to sign for more advances!

The recent indecisive Greek elections could be summed up by two general themes: Greeks want to stay in, and expect help from, the eurozone. But they still do not want to take the necessary medicine to stop borrowing billions of euros from northern Europeans, who want a radical Greek reform of the tax code, deregulation of labor laws, fiscal discipline, massive cuts in bureaucracy, and greater transparency -- all unlikely given Greek history and contemporary culture.

So what lies in the future for Greece as it is slowly eased out of the euro zone and its civilization...