Who Benefits from Failed Eurozone Policies?

Michael Stephens | January 19, 2012

As a counterpoint to the last post on the curious dominance of conservative macro policy ideas in Europe, here is Matías Vernengo getting into the political economy of who benefits from these failed policies and why there seems to be no sense of urgency around the fact that the real economy is broken:

(This is from a Real News Network interview from December, originally highlighted at TripleCrisis)

Also check out Vernengo’s recently released working paper.  Vernengo and his coauthor, Pérez-Caldentey, give a post-Keynesian interpretation of the eurozone crisis that places financial deregulation and the core-periphery imbalances that are inherent in the euro model at center stage.

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