At six years old could divide 8 digit numbers in his head, spoke ancient Greek and was an expert on history... could do advanced calculus at eight, was taught by a famous mathematician when he reached fifteen who broke down in tears when he saw how smart he was. Martian indeed.von Neumann was Hungarian. He seems to be in with a shout for perhaps the smartest person who ever lived.
Also a famously snappy dresser... what a cunt.At six years old could divide 8 digit numbers in his head, spoke ancient Greek and was an expert on history... could do advanced calculus at eight, was taught by a famous mathematician when he reached fifteen who broke down in tears when he saw how smart he was. Martian indeed.
Problem here is the lack of self reflection by Italian politicians. Fundamentally, it is the Italian government who is first responsible for getting Italy through this crisis. Other countries such as The Netherlands and Germany were able to take out massive loans to be used to help safeguard their national economies. Italy was not able to do the same because of their irresponsible debt levels of 130% of GDP. More fiscally conservative countries such as Germany and the Netherlands have warned for years that these levels of debt are irresponsible. In fact there is even a ceiling level of 60% that each eurozone country should adhere to. Italy obviously did not heed this rule and is now in a bad position because of it. None of that is the fault of the northern EU countries. Italian politicians are now trying to shift the blame away from themselves and trying once again to make it seem as if the bad situation Italy finds itself In is the EU's fault, when in reality it is well known thatthe idea or euro bonds has been debated before at length and is completely unacceptable to the northern European countries
Is this accurate re: Italy?
TBH I've never understood why it's bad for people in Germany and the Netherlands to be pissed off at constantly having to bail out other countries whose governments continually spend money they don't have. yyaldrin goes as far as to call it racist. Doesn't add up to me. The EU is, at least in theory, about countries working together for mutual benefit. If there's a constant and unidirectional flow of money from one group of countries to another group of countries then that's not very mutual.
Maybe there's something huge I've missed here but that's what it looks like.
I don't pay any attention but you hear about Germany etc profiting hugely from the currency being kept down by the south so they can sell loads of stuff or something. It allows them to be net exporters. Also yyaldrin made a different point.
But Germany and Italy and Greece all use the same currency!
Edit: oh hang on, you mean keeping the euro cheap so they can sell to the yanks or to us or whatever? Maybe, dunno though.
And it's a point yy has made before, so it was a general comment on that.