The End of the Euro

The End of the Euro

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Van Overtveldt, Johan AMACOM, 2011 Audio summary available
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During the summer of 2010, the world watched televised coverage of Greeks rioting after their wages, pensions, and social welfare programs were cut. No one should have been shocked by these images. According to Belgian financial writer Johan Van Overtveldt, the economic meltdown in Greece was inevitable and could be traced to the creation of a monetary union among European countries in 1999 and the subsequent birth of the euro—both of which were ill-conceived. Van Overtveldt explains in The End of the Euro how the European economy and its common currency are on the road to collapse as other European countries, including Spain, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, and Ireland, ramble toward economic ruin.