The Greek financial crisis

Pavlos’s Thoughts – Episode 2 – The Greek financial crisis

Talking post (podcast). Click to open as MP3.

Key points:

  • The core problem is that the Greek economy is unproductive in structure and ethos.
  • Greece will probably have to default against the debt market, if not now then later.
  • It would be better if the EU dealt with the issue instead, by taking over and restructuring some debt.
  • The EU should probably create a framework to deal with national solvency in a consolidated way.
  • Fortunately the Greek economy has poor coupling, and could be protected temporarily by price controls.
  • In the long run the solution is to make Greece more productive by fixing exactly that – creating high coupling of innovative firms with the international economy. The best way to do that is probably to create international economic zones, which work in English by Western rules.

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