April 21, 2011

The Torturer and the Haircut

Sir, your “Europe must use borrowed time well” April 21, reminds us of how scary it is when we see someone calculating with complex formulas a sustainable debt level of a sovereign; just like a refined torturer calculating the pain tolerance of the tortured, to keep the poor bastard from passing out.

Also, who are the least hard for politicians to order a haircut? The sovereigns, their creditors the banks, the current voting tax payers, or the future generation of voting tax payers? Is it so hard to guess?

As always, the race is between postponement and realities-catching-up. As always, we are looking on with masochistic fascination, praying and biting our nails.