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Europe's Crisis, America's Future

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Varoufakis, Y. (2017). Europe's Crisis, America's Future. In Varoufakis, Y. And the Weak Suffer What They Must?. Vintage, pp. 234-244

235

[...] The essence of that sorry treaty was not so much that it crushed Germany economically and caused Germans untold collective pain, but that, in the end, it was an own goal: a terrible deal even for the victors--a self-defeating punitive act that John Maynard Keynes understood early on and the rest of the world came to recognize as such in the 1930s, when it was too late.

—p.235 by Yanis Varoufakis 2 years, 10 months ago

[...] The essence of that sorry treaty was not so much that it crushed Germany economically and caused Germans untold collective pain, but that, in the end, it was an own goal: a terrible deal even for the victors--a self-defeating punitive act that John Maynard Keynes understood early on and the rest of the world came to recognize as such in the 1930s, when it was too late.

—p.235 by Yanis Varoufakis 2 years, 10 months ago
244

Instead of asking 'How should we deal with this crisis?' the powers that be asked an almost religious question: 'How should we bail out Greece, Ireland and the others without seeming to violate the no-bailout dogma?' It only takes a second's thought to realize that by posing the second question rather than the first Europe was bound to go astray.

DRIFT

—p.244 by Yanis Varoufakis 2 years, 10 months ago

Instead of asking 'How should we deal with this crisis?' the powers that be asked an almost religious question: 'How should we bail out Greece, Ireland and the others without seeming to violate the no-bailout dogma?' It only takes a second's thought to realize that by posing the second question rather than the first Europe was bound to go astray.

DRIFT

—p.244 by Yanis Varoufakis 2 years, 10 months ago