This week's Outside the Box is in the tradition of showing the other side of the argument. Normally, anything George Soros says or does politically has my blood pressure up about 20 points. Yet, I posted another piece of his today in Over My Shoulder – and then ran across this longer piece from Der Spiegel. Note this is from a dedicated Europhile wanting to save the euro. He succintly outlines what must be done if it is to be saved, and does it as well as anyone. (I know that among my readers there are both likers and haters of Soros, but as an observer of markets he is to be respected. And this is an article in which his acumen is in evidence.
I refer you to last week's
regular letter (one of my more important ones: http://www.johnmauldin.com/
We find ourselves in a binary world. Either Europe goes to a fiscal union with the various countries losing control of their budgets, or the Eurozone breaks up. As I recently wrote, we must not underestimate the commitment of the European elites to do whatever it takes to hold their project together. Neither must we underestimate the ability of voters to change their leaders. This is a very volatile situation with far more implications than our subprime problem.
I continue to say that a euro crisis will lead to a recession (or worse) in the US. Attention must be paid. Soros lays out the Euro-elite agenda. I suggest you read.
Your euro-skeptic analyst,