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Information Overload 2011-12-04

Quite often, the answer to that exasperated “why don’t they just … ?” is green, and it folds.

There was a lot of talk about ‘convergence’ in the run-up to Greece joining the euro, as if swapping a weak currency for a strong one would magically turn a corrupt, nepotistic economy of olive groves and tourist beaches into a transparent, meritocratic Bavaria-on-the-Aegean.