dysfunctional [dɪsˈfʌŋkʃənəl] adj
1. (Medicine) Med (of an organ or part) not functioning normally
2. (especially of a family) characterized by a breakdown of normal or beneficial relationships between members of the group
European leaders launched the euro project in the last century as an experiment to see whether political hope could become economic reality. What they have done is create one of the most dysfunctional economic systems in history. And the distortions inherent in that system are now playing out in an increasingly dysfunctional social order. Today we look at some rather disturbing recent events and wonder about the actual costs of that experiment. What type of "therapy" will be needed to treat the dysfunctional family that Europe has become? And maybe I'll throw in a "fun" item to finish with, so let's get started.