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The question is, at which point does the public in Core Europe wake up to what's being done in their name and in the name of European unity and solidarity?

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 06:06:40 AM EST
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Alas, I'm not sanguine about that. Selfishness runs deep, and moral posturing can feel so comfortable.

Plus, the worsening situation is often presented as Greece not upholding its promises -fuelling more anger at those lazy southerners.

So I would say that the public is unlikely to wake up this decade.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 08:12:00 AM EST
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The public will wake up when they stand in the breadlines.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 08:26:24 AM EST
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Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.
by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 08:39:58 AM EST
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Breadlines in Greece:



The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake

by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 09:07:31 AM EST
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tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 10:40:29 AM EST
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And other famous last words.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 03:26:05 PM EST
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