May 17, 2012 · 0 Comments
Source: Democracy Now!
The European economic crisis is expected to top the agenda at the G8 meeting tomorrow at Camp David. In Greece, voters will soon head to the polls for another round of elections which will be viewed by many as a referendum on the Euro. Our guest today, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, warns the current bank run in Greece could spiral into the end of the Eurozone. “It is really quite shocking,” Krugman says. “I hate to sound apocalyptic.” Meanwhile, France’s new finance minister has reiterated that the country’s new socialist government will not ratify the European Union’s fiscal pact calling for greater austerity.
Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize-winning economist and op-ed columnist for the New York Times. Professor of Economics at Princeton University and Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics. Author of numerous books, including The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008. His new book “End this Depression Now!” has just been published.