Slate Money on the eurozone, Greece's failures, and unsustainable debt.

The Story Behind Greece’s Failed Haircut

The Story Behind Greece’s Failed Haircut

Slate’s weekly business and finance podcast.
July 18 2015 2:02 AM

The Greece Edition

Slate Money on the eurozone backstory, Greece's failures, and what it means to have unsustainable debt.

A protester kneels to pay his respect in front of a Greek flag during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Greece, June 29, 2015.

Photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Listen to Episode No. 62 of Slate Money:


On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:

  • Everything you need to know about the eurozone and past defaults
  • What Greece did wrong
  • How debt restructuring works

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Cathy O'Neil is a former hedge fund quant and blogger at

Felix Salmon is a journalist.

Jordan Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.