May 07, 2010

They´re just plain dumb

Sir Arvind Subramanian is absolutely right when in “Greek deal lets banks profit from immoral hazards” May 7, states the case that there has to be a debt restructuring that includes a lot of hair-cutting to turn Greece´s economy into something reasonably viable, something reasonably livable.

But then he goes into a lot of convolutions trying to explain why the parties in charge do not understand it, but leaves out the most simple and the most normal human possibility, that of them being plain dumb.

I mean anyone who has allowed banks to stock up on Greek and alike debt by authorizing them a 62.5 times to one leverage can´t be anything but plain dumb… and we the dumber allowing them to do so.