Timothy R. Clark: The big, fat Greek predicament: How the EU is avoiding the root of Greece's problems

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  • Kitenoa Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2012 12:33 a.m.

    "To Accommodate is to be Abused" ('Alama 'Ulu'ave). It is only a matter of time before the people abuse those entities accommodating (enabling)them: the banks, government, UE, world economy, etc). The same could be said of entities that people, for so long now, have unwisely accommodated.

  • Eric Samuelsen Provo, UT
    June 12, 2012 7:57 p.m.

    The problem in Greece isn't entitlement reform. That's symptomatic of much much larger problems. The problem in Greece is a complete collapse of any larger sense of civic responsibility. Among the problems in Greece is that nobody pays taxes. Tax cheats comprise, according to one study, 100% of their national legislature. The US is nothing whatsoever like Greece.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    June 12, 2012 4:38 p.m.

    Greece is no more indicative of Europe than is Utah indicative of the entire United States. When will people get this trough their heads. When you do analysis on the european economy, Greece simple doesn't ever register on anyones rankings for business opportunity. It is a blip on the european map.

    But then to claim that somehow Europe is avoiding the root of Greece's problem rings so hallow when you compare it to the same level of change that was "required" of the US when we had to bail out our own banking system. I know it seems a long time ago, but lets flash back to 2008 when the world had to come to the US aide in buying US debt so we could bail out our own banking system. Now just ponder what real change has been beee enacted here to our own banks and financial markets. Not much.

    So lets not go running around pretending we have all the answers. It wasn't too long ago we were on the brink of our own financial met down.