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Merkel Wants to Keep Greece in the Euro Zone – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Merkel thinks she’s all in: she’s going to keep the EU together (by bailing out the financial system) and kick the can down the road till 2013 (after the Bundestag German elections). The problem? She’s really only half in.

How long will the Greek people accept the current situation? (The current situation: austerity, an economy shrinking, pain and humiliation.) They WILL NOT inflict this on themselves for the decades needed for Greece to get back on track. As we have commented before, austerity is not a solution.

A path forward for Europe

August 29, 2012 — 6 Comments

Let’s take as given two facts: 1) there is sufficient will and reason [2] to keep the EU together, and 2) what’s been done as of yet hasn’t worked and won’t work.

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August 11, 2012

EBay and Amazon Eye Same-Day Delivery – Businessweek. (Great trend; has anyone used ebay in years?)

Behind closed doors: The magic of unsourcing. (Give me a user board and one or two highly technical monitors any day over a call center employee.)

Breaking up the euro area: The Merkel memorandum | The Economist. (The path for Europe is clear; I will elaborate more soon.)

Apple owns US smartphone market while Samsung dominates worldwide | Ars Technica. (Yet more evidence that Samsung is making all the Android profits.)

Stephen Colbert on Papa John’s “Obamacare” price hike | TPMDC. (Give me a break Papa.)

Can Hospital Chains Improve the Medical Industry? : The New Yorker. (Pretty interesting story! Medical care is a mess: I wish someone would actually care.)

Slack and the Art of Exhaustion : The New Yorker. (Running. 14 minutes dead.)

I’ve inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code—what now? | Ars Technica. (Programming.)

Does Cybercrime Really Cost $1 Trillion? – ProPublica. (When all your ideas are stolen, why do anything?)

Project management for high-performing lazy people | VentureBeat. (I should read this.)

Emptyage — Yes, I was hacked. Hard. (Backup. Backup. Backup.)

Romney Tax Plan on Table. Debt Collapses Table. – Bloomberg. (Mathematically impossible. Scary that this guy might be VP.)