Central banks intensified warnings that Europe’s failure to tame its debt crisis threatens to roil the world’s financial markets and economy as Greece’s election in two days looms as the next flashpoint for investors.
Monetary policy makers from the U.K. to Japan and Canada sounded the alert about potential fallout from the single currency bloc’s troubles. They spoke as Group of 20 leaders prepare to meet in Mexico next week amid the weakest international economy since the 2009 recession, with a video call for European heads of government scheduled for today.
A victory by Syriza, the party that promises to renege on Greece’s end of the bailout deal, could speed the nation’s exit from the euro. Absent a quick fix from divided European governments, central bankers may have to engage in fresh crisis- fighting of their own to ensure markets operate and their economies grow if the election jolts investors.
Some people actually believe that there’s a quick fix to the consequences of decades of mass fraud and self delusion on a scale never before seen in human history. A “quick fix!” Can you believe that? These are addicts in their death throes pleading for more heroin. Their addiction can only lead to one end. Self destruction.
– Lee Adler