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  • European stocks waver ahead of Greek vote [View news story]
    Yah. And same answer -- look what the then West Germany did with that breathing room. In contrast, Greece is a basket case who has been in default for the majority of their modern history. And there is no reason to believe things will be any different, going forward, with any of the visible contenders for leading the country. In fact, they will be shrieking for MORE money (that they will never pay back).
    Jul 4, 2015. 06:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • European stocks waver ahead of Greek vote [View news story]
    Please expand upon the IMF's role in arranging the fraudulent trade that helped the Greeks backdoor into the EU... with links to credible sources, not just statements.

    Those poor innocent Greek hairdressers were more than happy to have their profession denoted as "hazardous", with a benefit of retirement on full pension in their early 50's, after having contributed squat to fund it.
    Jul 3, 2015. 06:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • European stocks waver ahead of Greek vote [View news story]
    Well, the way the world works, deals get done with the leadership of a nation state -- there isn't any way to do them with "the people". In Greece's case, these were democratically elected leaders. Regarding the "greedy IMF", if your country needs to get bailed out by the IMF, it's a fairly sure sign that your country had previously turned itself into a basket case all by itself. If you don't like the terms, that's cool, get financing elsewhere. As an American taxpayer (the biggest contributor to the "greedy IMF") I'd rather not throw any more money into that black hole.
    Jul 3, 2015. 05:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • European stocks waver ahead of Greek vote [View news story]
    Lots of lives matter all over the world. But no use throwing good money after bad. There is NO reason for hope that Greece will fundamentally restructure, there will just be unending bailouts. And they sure aren't very grateful recipients of a helping hand compared to many other worthy candidates.
    Jul 3, 2015. 12:04 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • European stocks waver ahead of Greek vote [View news story]
    Germany actually did something productive with the helping hand it got after WW2 and built one of the best economies in the world.

    Greece... not so much.
    Jul 3, 2015. 12:02 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Chinese bear keeps growling [View news story]
    If Mexico can produce goods as cheaply as China, why aren't they doing so already?
    Jul 3, 2015. 09:32 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • European stocks waver ahead of Greek vote [View news story]
    Okay, so why should anybody lend into this situation? Good money after bad, with not enough change in sight.
    Jul 3, 2015. 08:53 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Outlook Of Greece [View article]
    Fortunately for Greece, they are such an attractive borrower with such credible "growth plans" than they have lots of available alternatives, and such a grateful borrower too.
    Jul 2, 2015. 09:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Varoufakis promises to quit if Greeks vote for austerity [View news story]
    If the Greeks don't like the offer, let them find an alternative source -- given that they're such an attractive borrower, they should have no issues. Otherwise, enough of the ugly whisperings about a regime where all the perpetrators are long dead.
    Jul 2, 2015. 07:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • IMF: 2012 Greek bailout didn't work [View news story]
    Argentina manages to exist. And it's an apt analogy, given how those countries conduct their affairs.

    If Greece wants a different existence with more pleasant options, it will need to become a more credible borrower.
    Jul 2, 2015. 02:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Futures add to gains after jobs; dollar falls [View news story]
    I was being facetious
    Jul 2, 2015. 09:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Futures add to gains after jobs; dollar falls [View news story]
    Bad is still the new Good.
    Jul 2, 2015. 09:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Varoufakis promises to quit if Greeks vote for austerity [View news story]
    "We desperately want to stay in the euro ... We are going to win ("no" vote) on Sunday."

    If you had a credible plan, you'd have other financing alternatives.
    Jul 2, 2015. 07:55 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Outlook Of Greece [View article]
    Indeed. In other venues you can see Greek citizens and ex-pats posting that (in effect) everyone else owes them unending bailouts with no conditions... because they defeated the Persians 3000 years ago. Errr okay.
    Jul 2, 2015. 07:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Outlook Of Greece [View article]
    Indeed, a failure all around. IMF/ECB policies certainly didn't help, but they had no decent "raw material" to work with in Greece anyway. Better for everyone to end the farce and face the brutal reality.
    Jul 2, 2015. 07:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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