Must-Read: Timothy B. Lee: Brexit Isn’t the Most Serious Threat to the EU — the Euro Is
Must-Read: Brexit Isn’t the Most Serious Threat to the EU — the Euro Is: “David Beckworth makes the case that the economic woes of eurozone countries like Spain and Greece…:
…can ultimately be traced back to the euro itself… other problems… made worse by the ECB’s tight-money policies…. Without reforms, eurozone countries could continue suffering from slow growth and abnormally severe recessions for decades to come. That, in turn, will fuel public resentment against the EU and increase the danger that other countries will follow the UK’s lead. And the euro isn’t just a mistake–it’s a mistake that’s going to be hard to fix. Any country that tries to leave the euro risks triggering a financial crisis. And while deeper economic integration could help to mitigate the euro’s problems, the political obstacles could be insurmountable. Brexit wasn’t great news for the future of the EU. But the common currency is likely to create much bigger headaches for European leaders in the years to come.