February 7, 2012

Euro Politicians Prolong Greek Tragedy

Dalibor Rohac, National Review

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However flawed Greece's economy and political system might be, it would ill-advised to hand it sole blame for the present crisis. The crisis is a consequence of the utopian overreach of those who believed that European countries were sufficiently similar to sustain a currency union.

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