Austerity : European democracies against the wall /

The crisis in the eurozone has had a dramatic impact on the economic and social fabric of European countries. However important it may be, the economic dimension is only the symptom of a broader problem. The crisis is primarily political in nature. Lorenzo Bini Smaghi argues in this book that the cr...

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Main Author: Bini Smaghi, Lorenzo.
Format: Book
Published: Brussels : Center for European Policy Studies, c2013.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Dead on arrival
  • A premature birth
  • No turning back
  • A crisis that got off on the wrong foot
  • Not a crisis for everybody
  • A misunderstood crisis
  • Without a safety net
  • How to hurt yourself
  • There are no painless cures
  • The game of 'chicken'
  • The price of pride
  • It's the banks' fault
  • Banking union
  • Dying by austerity
  • National austerity and European growth
  • A German Europe
  • The Eurobond illusion
  • Printing money
  • Buying time
  • Sovereignty belongs to the people
  • Conclusions
  • Chronology
  • Selected Readings.