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The EU is currently unable to do this kind of thing, and the only surplus recycling allowed by market worship is the purchase of dodgy bonds. In fact, in investing in capital plant in chronically underinvested countries the EU would be introducing competition into the niche of historically well invested countries producing high-end goods.
Varoufakis' idea (part 3 of his modest proposal) is to have the European Investment Bank do it funded by contributions from the surplus countries to an EU-level budget.
Economics is politics by other means
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