Karl and Jeff discuss the current situation in Greece from Karl's perspective as a German. Old hostilities between the north and south in Europe are being inflamed, which calls into question the entire purpose of the Eurozone.
Would Greece be better off simply leaving the Euro and resurrecting the drachma? Would the less profligate Eurozone nations cheer this? And has the ECB failed as miserably as the US Fed in creating price stability?
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Karl-Friedrich Israel is a professor of economics in the department of economics and business at Western Catholic University in Angers, France, and currently runs the Chair for Economic Policy at Saarland University in Germany as a substitute professor. He is a Mises Institute Fellow and an organizing member of the Austrian Economics Meeting Europe.
Jeff Deist is former president of the Mises Institute. He is a writer, public speaker, and advocate for property, markets, and civil society. Jeff was chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul. Contact: email; Twitter.