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  •  And a battered wife can always just leave. (1+ / 0-)
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    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 03:26:20 PM PDT

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    •  So, Battered Wife = NonCore EZ Nation? (1+ / 0-)
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      Battered Wife = millionaire Greek pol looking out for his economc interest, at the expense of the average Greek citizen?

      The truth is that the EuroZone will become the most colossal failed experiment in economics ever attempted.

      US and Mexico have FAR more in common, socially, economically and politically than Germany and Greece.

      Yet, no one is calling for the US and Mexico to share a common currency.

      That's what EuroZone Apologists can't see.

      Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

      by PatriciaVa on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 03:48:09 PM PDT

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      •  Uh... Oh we're agreeing again. (0+ / 0-)

        Your first line nails it.

        “Industry does everything they can and gets away with it almost all the time, whether it’s the coal industry, not the subject of this hearing, or water or whatever. They will cut corners, and they will get away with it. " Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D, WVa

        by FishOutofWater on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 05:39:58 PM PDT

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      •  Actually re Dollar (0+ / 0-)

        The US Dollar suffers from exactly the same problem as the Euro, the standard economic control measures in terms of interest rates and money supply are a very crude measure when a series of different economic conditions apply in different parts of the continent. The only difference is that the USA has a central level of taxation and other fiscal measures however the problems that some US cities and states have in balancing a budget are exactly the same.

        So an interest rate level that is appropriate for successful German companies might well not be appropriate in an economy like Greece however equally economic policies suitable for California are not necessarily right for the Rustbelt.

        BTW, the Eurozone is more than Germany, France and Greece. There are 18 EU members who are formally part of the Eurozone together with others who use it instead of their own national currency. Monaco, San Marino, the Vatican and Andorra issue their own coins under special arrangements. Montenegro and Kosovo use it.  That's what Eurozone Knockers fail to see. They also tend to use historical data and ignore inconvenient truths - citing Ireland as a problem is becoming out of date as their recovery has progressed well.

        "Come to Sochi, visit the gay clubs and play with the bears" - NOT a Russian advertising slogan.

        by Lib Dem FoP on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 07:42:06 PM PDT

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