Why Greece Is The Precursor To The Next Global Debt Crisis

Thursday, August 13, 2015
By Paul Martin

August 13, 2015

The Eurozone fantasy will be one of the early casualties…

Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith, Peak Prosperity:

The one undeniable truth about the debt drama in Greece is that each of the conventional narratives—financial, political and historical—has some claim of legitimacy.

For example, spendthrift Greeks shunned fiscal discipline: here’s an account from 2011 that lays out the gory details: The Big Fat Greek Gravy Train: A special investigation into the EU-funded culture of greed, tax evasion and scandalous waste.

Or how about: Greek reformers want to fix the core structural problems but are being stymied by tyrannical European Union/Troika leaders: The Greek Debt Crisis and Crashing Markets.

Rather than get entangled in the arguments over which of the conventional narratives is the core narrative—a hopeless misadventure, given that each narrative has some validity—let’s start with the facts that are supported by data or public records.

The Greek Economy Is Small and Imbalanced

The Rest…HERE

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