[quote]To s4dn3ss: It's indeed SAD that you care only about your own life, when there are over 7 billion people in this world, ever cared for anyone that's not you?[/quote]
I care about those who matter to me, life is easier that way.
[quote]You can beat your wife up and verbally abuse her, then take her out to some fancy dinner with a bouquet of roses.[/quote]
Following your analogy, this "marriage" (Greece joining the EU) should never have taken place in the first place. Unified monetary policy without unified fiscal policy? That's like marrying someone who has completely different personal values to you - it would never work out.
[quote]And you, in Australia, you're suffering from unemployment due to the "decades of rampant public spending" of... wait of it... GREECE! An insignificant country in Europe (economically speaking, it's a beautiful country), and even more insignificant in the world! Seriously?[/quote]
Who does Greece owe this debt? Global financial institutions/investment banks. When these banks are forced to write off 50% of this debt, not to mention the impact of the EU economies on stockmarkets WORLDWIDE and trading profits (or lack thereof), banks need to cut costs and what better way than to reduce hiring? You sound like an intelligent guy. I'm sure you've read the news about HSBC and Credit Suisse (and countless other banks) cutting 30 000 and over 3000 employees respectively earlier just this year. This has a direct impact on the increase in unemployment of graduates. In fact, PwC has already delayed (indefinitely) the start for those who have already received offers for 2012.