June 20, 2017

48. A Greek Tragedy Brought To You By the EU (preview)

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The EU and IMF have just bailed out Greece again, so it can avoid defaulting on the interest payments for its 300 billion Euro debt. The lenders will receive their payments, whilst Greece continues to live through tough austerity measures in the vain hope of the economy recovering at some point. That seems unlikely – GDP per capita is sliding and the smarter folk are leaving the country. Phil Dobbie asks Professor Steve Keen how this particular Greek tragedy will end. Violently seems to the only logical conclusion.

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