Opinionomics | 18 May 2012
Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring the Eurozone. Not featuring much optimism.
1. Greek €uro membership - It's about time to put Frank Sinatra on the record player (ConservativeHome)
Andrew Lilico is very angry about Greek bailouts, and wants criminal charges against Osborne and Darling.
2. Europe Overnight (Fed Watch)
Tim Duy calls for a program of bilateral transfers to Greece in exchange for radical, rapid restructuring of the economy. "Carrot, meet stick."
3. Greece: here come the vulture funds (Guardian)
"Financial 'investors' have already made a killing on Greek debt, but this activity isn't inevitable – such vultures can be challenged," writes Nick Dearden
4. Apocalypse Fairly Soon (New York Times)
Paul Krugman is not an optimist.
Richard Murphy argues that the tax justice movement is in favour of a level playing field, and against business abuse – a pro-, rather than anti-business message.