March 7, 2014

What Really Went Wrong in Greece?

Daniel Gros, Project Syndicate

The Associated Press

What went wrong in Greece was not the fiscal adjustment. On the contrary, austerity was perhaps too successful (and painful). But it was the wrong target.

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