February 1, 2012

Europe Is Stuck on Life Support

Martin Wolf, Financial Times

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Germany, as creditor country, opposes a "transfer union" and insists that fiscal discipline is everything. It is right on the first point and wrong on the second.

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The Eurozone's Strategy of Pain
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