Monday, March 08, 2010

Jim Rogers: Greece bankruptcy good for Euro

Jim Rogers tells Bloomberg TV that Greece should go bankrupt, and that this would be good for the euro and for Europe in the longer term.

As Jim points out, a Greek bankruptcy would show everyone that the euro is a serious and sound currency based on the strength of its financial commitments. Of course, he does not expect this level of discipline to prevail.

He also has some sharp words for those in the political sphere who have tried (as always) to blame speculators for "attacking" the currency and Greece's debt. Some much needed common sense and basic education on the nature of markets and economic fundamentals here (that you might want to share with others).

Check out the full interview and stop in tomorrow for more on the state of Greek and European finances. We've got a lot to talk about on this subject this week, so stay tuned.