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Ireland is somewhat unique in the €-zone for having a genuine debt crisis. Greece, Spain and Portugal (and soon Belgium) are experiencing currency crises (similar to the one that caused the UK to leave the ERM back in 1992). ... Ireland runs a respectable trade surplus w.r.t. the rest of the €-zone
So, the logic here is that a surplus country can only get in trouble through genuine overindebtedness, whereas deficit countries first get overindebted as a result of their troubles?

I'd say Belgium is special, too. They have historically had more than 100% debt-to-GDP ratio...

Keynesianism is intellectually hard, as evidenced by the inability of many trained economists to get it - Paul Krugman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Feb 4th, 2011 at 03:58:53 AM EST

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