@EconEconomics

More predictable hysterical chatter ! Is your strategy to flood the internet with your ‘journalism’, masquerading as thoughtful observation and comment? The picture that accompanied your tweet, of the lonely despairing pensioner was a propaganda coup de théâtre!

GreekDispair

A partial description of that strategy:

The Left as the perpetual villain, Syriza and it’s operatives, while the apologists for the snake oil of the ‘Free Market’ the  apologists for the Neo-Liberal canard of a ‘Democratic Europe’, engage in continual acts of self-absolution!

The euro the instrument of Anti-Keynesianism:

But Mundell, a can-do Canadian-American, intended to do something about it: come up with a weapon that would blow away government rules and labor regulations. (He really hated the union plumbers who charged a bundle to move his throne.)
“It’s very hard to fire workers in Europe,” he complained. His answer: the euro.

The euro would really do its work when crises hit, Mundell explained. Removing a government’s control over currency would prevent nasty little elected officials from using Keynesian monetary and fiscal juice to pull a nation out of recession.

“It puts monetary policy out of the reach of politicians,” he said. “[And] without fiscal policy, the only way nations can keep jobs is by the competitive reduction of rules on business.

He cited labor laws, environmental regulations and, of course, taxes. All would be flushed away by the euro. Democracy would not be allowed to interfere with the marketplace – or the plumbing.

http://www.gregpalast.com/the-euro-is-a-big-success-no-kidding/

Germany as ‘serial defaulter’:

‘Yet the eurozone, too, deserves substantial blame for the outcome. One would never guess from its rhetoric that Germany was a serial defaulter in the 20th century.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/fcb2fb16-1e5c-11e5-ab0f-6bb9974f25d0.html#axzz3fY0Kfkxz

Like the effective propagandists you recycle your ‘reportage’, so as not to waste your talent and resources! Those Oxbridgers don’t come cheap! Call your strategy mendacious and utterly shameless! Yet the negotiations continue:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/business/greece-debt-plan-at-next-crucial-stage-as-finance-ministers-meet.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Or this story:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/11/world/europe/in-athens-greeks-muse-on-tsiprass-abrupt-reversal.html

Political Observer

http://www.economist.com/node/21656878?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/greektragedy

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer.
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