Adéu a Nihil Obstat | Hola a The Catalan Analyst

Després de 13 anys d'escriure en aquest bloc pràcticament sense interrumpció, avui el dono per clausurat. Això no vol dir que m'hagi jubilat de la xarxa, sinó que he passat el relleu a un altra bloc que segueix la mateixa línia del Nihil Obstat. Es tracta del bloc The Catalan Analyst i del compte de Twitter del mateix nom: @CatalanAnalyst Us recomano que els seguiu.

Moltes gràcies a tots per haver-me seguit amb tanta fidelitat durant tots aquests anys.

dilluns, 19 de març de 2012

Grècia és l'economia més regulada de l'OCDE

La sortida de l'euro no és la solució per a Grècia

Miranda Xafa:
If Greece drops out of the Eurozone, the inevitable adjustment to a lower standard of living will be unfairly distributed because it will happen through inflation. Low-income people are the most exposed to inflation because they do not own foreign bank accounts or other inflation-protected assets. The redenomination of all contracts from euros to drachmas is tantamount to expropriation of savings, while large debtors will benefit –including Greece’s two main political parties, which have borrowed three times their annual budget subsidies from a state-controlled bank. It is also doubtful that Greece would attract much investment from abroad. Who would guarantee the stability of the drachma after its devaluation? Surely not the same political system that brought Greece to the brink of disaster. No Greek exporter, hotel, or restaurant will convert euro income into drachmas, knowing that the drachma tomorrow will be worth less than today. The drachma would be the main currency for government employees and pensioners only. The result would be economic chaos and uncontrollable social explosion.

What led Greece into this mess is its ineffective, incompetent, and corrupt political establishment, which viewed politics as a means of providing favours to special interest groups in exchange for vote-buying. If you offer the printing press to this political system, it will just go back to business as usual. It is by cutting off their access to cash, by remaining in the euro, that you can force political change along with economic change.