To the Editor:
If, as Paul Krugman suggests, Greece leaves the euro and returns to the drachma, and if it is then successful at reconfiguring its economy and managing to re-establish a functional government that collects taxes and pays debts, wouldn’t this encourage other economically struggling states like Italy, Ireland, Portugal and even France to abandon the union?
Won’t a successful Greece show others that — much as many young people who cannot afford to pay their rent return home — they, too, can return to the way things used to be?
If Greece does what seems so difficult, won’t it encourage a dissolution of the European Union?
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Simply put - Europe can't 'afford' anything positive to come of Greece...