Welcome to the new version of European Tribune. It's just a new layout, so everything should work as before - please report bugs here.
Display:
I think there are three different narratives at play in regards to the current crisis:

The dominant one: The crisis is caused by government deficits and must be solved by reducing government spending and raising taxes on the poor. Main problem is feckless poors and southerners.

IM's alternative: The crisis is caused by government deficits and must be solved by raising taxes on the rich.

Jake's & Mig's alternative: The crisis is caused by EMU rules limiting government deficits and must be solved institutional reform to allow deficit spending.

Please correct me if I am wrong when stating the positions, but if I am right paiting either side as collaborating with the right-wing narrative in one is unhelpful.

Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se

by A swedish kind of death on Tue Aug 16th, 2011 at 02:14:12 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:

Display:

Top Diaries

In which I defend Wolfgang Schäuble

by rz - Jul 15
24 comments

I'm done with the EU

by tyronen - Jul 13
228 comments

The Greece Blame Game

by Frank Schnittger - Jul 20
30 comments

The democractic insolvency

by rz - Jul 16
23 comments

Scape goating Greece

by Frank Schnittger - Jul 13
25 comments

Occasional Series