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Can Europe’s Divided House Stand?

Separating Fiscal and Monetary Union

Author: Hugo Dixon
November / December 2011
Foreign Affairs

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Most pundits argue the eurozone has only two options: break up or create a fiscal union to match its monetary one. In fact, there's a third, and better, path: adopt tighter market discipline, bailing out illiquid countries while letting truly insolvent ones go bust. The result would be a collection of fitter economies and a Europe strong enough to play a big role on the world stage.

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