There’s a saying in Germany “Gut Ding will Weile haben” it seems the english counterpart is “haste makes waste”
At least a few probably have risen their head to see the light. They now tell us: “There’s no Euro crisis” (which is true because) “we have a debt crisis” which surely is true. Just leave aside the fact that
our money in the end is debt. So all our money is part of a really debt problem. Money should not be debt but value is the way to go in the shortest possible run. But indeed the Euro is not responsible for
careleless debt piling. Nobody in Greece was forced to accept debts and more debt and even more debts.
So let’s see debt not as the “money debt” but the debt of bonds etc. The bankrupt of Greece would not make the Euro suddenly worthless. Just the debt of the bonds would be “gone” (well more or less) So quite a few billions of debt would “vanish”. (Agreed they do not vanish into nothing, but Greece would see the result. If it ever will come back for asking fresh money in form of new bonds. People would surely require a premium. Despite anything this would be a good thing. If you know you have to bear quite a lot of intereste you’ll be cautious to improve your ranking and you will not pile up debts that fast. Unfortunatly this is not a “never ending story”, but that’s another “party”.
Now to see this debt problem and not make it worth with even more debt would be prudent policy. But as we now prudent and policy do not have anything in common but the first letter. Now with the inprudent policy of giving away 110 billion !! a year ago. The imprudence has make it a lot worth. Instead of let’s say 600 billions debts Greece now has 700 billions debt. And guess what it does not have lighten their burden in fact the landing will get harder. And do not add another unwise step the politicians should face it with a straight face. Greece is bankrupt now let’s see that we get over it without civil war. The way always is the same. The debitiors must bear the bill. If some of them will broke over it, then we must let them go also. I guess this later implications is what the deledefs fear more than anything else. So they probably will not “face” it but prolongate the suffering….