Posted by WARREN MOSLER on March 31st, 2010
The institutional structure puts the Eurozone in a very awkward position.
The higher deficits desired by the economy to restore non govt net financial assets at the same cause a deterioration in the credit worthiness of the member nations running the deficits, which seems to limit the process as these to two forces collide in a counterproductive, unstable and turbulent manner.
The higher member nation deficits also are a force that moves the euro lower which can continue until exports somehow resume via the foreign sector reducing its net financial euro assets as evidenced by a pickup in net euro zone exports. That process can be drawn out and problematic as well in a world where global politics is driven by export desires from all governments.
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