Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Once again, Germany screws the rest of the Eurozone

This time, it just got real:

The Irish seem to be adapting.  Probably centuries of survival instincts helping out there.

Funny snark aside, there's a real point here: beer is a proxy for all sorts of prices that impact Yannis on the street.  It's actually ugly, and it's got a whole lot uglier in the 7 months since this data came out.  Quite frankly it's easy to see how neo-fascist parties are gaining strength when parents are increasingly having to leave their children in orphanages because they can't afford them:
As the Greek government prepares new austerity packages demanded by EU creditors, Greece sees its younger generation feel the sting of economic upheaval. Parents are being increasingly forced to abandon their children, unable to support them.
Quite frankly, that's gotten worse in the last 7 months, too.  The eggheads from L'Ecole Polytechnique and the Bundesministerium der Finanzen will find the answer to their mad experiment in the tramp of jackboots, echoing in European cities.

1 comment:

waepnedmann said...

In the 1980s, I had a friend with a degree in political science. Although he had taught at a state university he was working as a carpenter at this time.
He told me this nation will not have a revolution until the price of a six-pack of Budweiser exceeds the nationally established hourly minimum wage.