How Long Before the Eurozone 'Rubber-Band' Snaps?
London, UK - 14th November 2012, 21:35 GMT
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What are the consequences of ultra large scale synchronised demonstrations involving millions of workers now unfolding across Europe including Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece? Have the IMF-ECB-EU troika got the right 'austerity' medication for the 'anaemic growth' and 'triple-dip-recession' malady? If any further proof was needed that the Eurozone crisis is causing serious damage to society, malaria is now making a comeback in Greece. Lest we forget, the strong Eurozone core and the weak periphery were more like the weak core and the booming periphery in the middle of the last decade, ie, the mid 1990s. Is the speed of the switch primarily due to the inflexibility of the single currency? Will many peripheral Eurozone countries be better off with an Iceland-like default? Why not? What exactly has Iceland lost if it is back once again in the international sovereign bond markets and now able to raise funds for its government once again? Why do the default lessons of Iceland, Argentina and Russia not apply to the peripheral Eurozone nations? Is the fracture of the Eurozone inevitable based on rising super-scale demonstrations; youth-unemployment led insurrections; and looming anarchy and social chaos amongst the peripheral nations given the inflexibility in the value of the single currency? Exactly how long before the Eurozone rubber-band snaps? Can the ECB save the day yet again by printing a few more trillion euros? Will that help tackle youth unemployment now running at 50+% in Spain or 30+% in some other Eurozone peripherals?
Strikes Across Eurozone
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