The INET Council on the Euro Zone Crisis consists of 17 economists from Europe as well as an advisory board of distinguished thinkers from all over the world. It was formally launched in Brussels during a two-day meeting on June 26 and 27, in response to the dangerous and severe crisis that is now coming to a head in Europe. Since the group’s first meeting, members have been engaged in vigorous discussions to continue the explorations of what can be done that is economically viable and politically feasible given the depressed state of many European economies and the distrust that has arisen within the system.
The council will next convene in Berlin in October and explore scenarios including a breakup of the euro zone and division of the euro into two currency blocs reflecting Northern and Southern Europe. It also will discuss in greater detail the role and influence of the United Kingdom in Europe under various scenarios.
While council members at times disagree on diagnosis and prescription, they strive to find the limits of our capacity to agree and at the same time rise to address the urgent challenges before us. They recognize the large gains of preventing a euro zone breakup and share at the outset a vision of a common Europe, one that is socially and economically desirable as well as politically and socially sustainable.
Eric J. Weiner
Director of Communications and Senior Editor
The Institute For New Economic Thinking (INET)
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Winston Smith dice:
Este conjunto de medidas extraordinarias pensadas en un contexto excepcional resultan razonables desde la perspectiva del pretendido capitalismo racional. Pero existen infinidad de alternativas que ustedes se niegan a contemplar porque sencillamente no tienen cabida en su pequeño mundo económico.La economía libre de mercado tal y como la conocemos no es sino un modelo más y no el único. Despues de milenios practicándola tal vez ha llegado la hora de efectuar un cambio real global en los códigos económicos, porque resulta evidente que no funcionan y solamente favorecen a una mínima porción de los habitantes del planeta y no pienso solo en la especie humana. Atentamente. Winston Smith.