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Per Westermark
03/01/12 07:22
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#186330 - War?
Responding to: Richard Erlacher's previous message
No country can afford war? But that do not stop social unrest. And desperation leads to social unrest. The individual person don't need much money to make a molotov coctail. The french revolution didn't require the foot people to have any money. Most countries have at one time or other had social unrest resulting in huge problems. In recent years, quite a number of countries have had youth burning cars, because they are frustrated. They know they can't afford a good school education. And they can't get a job. Their parents are likely unemployed. Everyting around them are misery.

So there is not any "can afford". It's just a "can we avoid"? And if we can't - what direction will it take?

Countries enjoy the economic freedom gained through the absence of economic borders, yet they refuse to give up the absolute sovereignty that prevents the community from enforcing its rules. They can go right on spending more than they produce.

It's ab it of give and take.

Countries with clever people can take advantage of their right to make own decisions. Run when it is advantageous. Rest when needed. So some smaller countries can live and prosper even when countries around them are in serious troubles. But the disadvantage with freedom is that countries with less skillful leadership - or leadership that don't want to deliver any bitter pills, because the position is more important than the country - can drown. One bad year doesn't matter much. But when the course isn't adjusted based on that years losses, it doesn't take much to bring a full country to the brink of disaster.

What is needed is people with serious amounts of charisma and believability, to make people understand that it isn't possible to consume more than what is available. That it is not meaningful to kick out the politicians who adapts the spendings to the income. That it is like peeing in the pants. It only warms for a short while before becomming really, really cold.

List of 21 messages in thread
Greece Crisis      Satish S Munot      02/29/12 13:06      
   when        Erik Malund      02/29/12 14:42      
      do you mean      AP Charles      05/19/12 00:24      
   Well, ...      Andy Neil      02/29/12 15:33      
      Insufficiant effort      Satish S Munot      03/01/12 00:12      
         war?      Stefan KAnev      03/01/12 02:13      
         war wouldn't solve the problem      Richard Erlacher      03/01/12 06:58      
            War?      Per Westermark      03/01/12 07:22      
               Capital of Greece?      Murray R. Van Luyn      04/29/12 03:06      
   As always...        Kai Klaas      02/29/12 16:23      
      Devaluation of money      Per Westermark      02/29/12 17:01      
         That's exactly the solution ... however ...      Richard Erlacher      02/29/12 20:33      
            Social progress and change is often slow      Per Westermark      03/01/12 03:01      
               (SP)Stander & Poor Ratting      Satish S Munot      03/01/12 10:49      
            return to the Drachma will be cathastrofic      Stefan KAnev      03/01/12 11:38      
               ??      Kai Klaas      03/01/12 13:30      
                  You are right,Kai      Stefan KAnev      03/02/12 00:27      
               I don't agree      Oliver Sedlacek      03/02/12 04:39      
      austerity      Andy Peters      03/03/12 19:34      
         from what I've gleaned from the news ...      Richard Erlacher      03/04/12 08:20      
      New Testament      John D. Maniraj      03/06/12 08:25      

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