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You're going to have countries going further into recession, making it harder for them to service their debt, that will be seen and responded to as a currency crisis.

So you're saying another three iterations of Teh Stupid: One to realise that it's a currency crisis (European Tribune: Get your news two years early), but deal with it by the IMF playbook. Another one to realise that maybe it's time to dust off the proper policy response (John Maynard Keynes: Get your policy response eighty years early). And a third one to actually get their act together and convince even the dumbest Bild Zeitung reading meatbrain that Keynes was right all along.

What great fun. Maybe I should move to Germany.

- Jake

Austerity can only be implemented in the shadow of a concentration camp.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Aug 17th, 2011 at 12:47:09 PM EST
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Got no idea how many more iterations.  Apparently our global Masters, as advised by people with neo-liberal brain rot, are feverishly working on the premise, "If you're in a hole.  Keep digging."

The recent boffo-socko idea of a BALANCED BUDGET!!1!11!!eleventyone!!!! is Yet Another bit of evidence showing how removed from reality TPTB are.

Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot

by ATinNM on Wed Aug 17th, 2011 at 01:04:14 PM EST
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Maybe I should move to Germany.

Why bother? German policy, at a minimum, is coming to you.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Aug 18th, 2011 at 03:55:55 PM EST
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Germany policy is designed to benefit Germany.

- Jake

Austerity can only be implemented in the shadow of a concentration camp.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Aug 18th, 2011 at 08:16:07 PM EST
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And the former West Germany, to boot.

Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot
by ATinNM on Thu Aug 18th, 2011 at 09:22:42 PM EST
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Germany policy is designed to benefit Germany.

It might not work out that way and, in any case, it is designed to benefit only a few Germans, on whose behalf the others are resolutely sacrificing their prospects.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Aug 19th, 2011 at 12:23:35 AM EST
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