According to standard media accounts, tomorrow’s parliamentary election in Greece is actually a referendum on the euro, because a victory by Syriza, the “radical left” party, would lead Greece to exit the euro zone. That’s nonsense, explains Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, who helped Syriza develop its strategy.
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Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.