Euroarmageddon Tour: questions to ask

| December 8, 2011

OK, so we’re on the first leg of our flight to Paris, where I’ve found that my two French phrase books (the aptly-titled French Phrase Book as well as Just Enough French) don’t contain such handy questions as “What do you think are the possible sovereign consequences of replacing the European Financial Stability Facility with the proposed European Stability Mechanism?” Which is why I plan to interview only people who can speak English — though I daresay that asking the same question in any Anglophone country would likely get me puzzled looks as well.

So as I sit here on the plane, I have been trying to think of what questions I do want to ask, particularly those that are likely to provide the most interesting answers. Here are some of the ones I’ve come up with so far, though I am open to suggestions:

  • Has the Euro-crisis had any direct impact on you so far?
  • What are your biggest concerns about the possible collapse of the Euro?
  • What are your concerns, if any, about the proposed bailout efforts to help salvage the Eurozone?
  • Do you think French citizens should pay to bail out Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal?
  • What political worries do you have if the Eurozone and the EU itself collapses?
  • So, how about those Germans?

Other thoughts? ..bruce w..

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Category: Economics, Eurocrisis, Geopolitics, Main, Recession Watch, Sea of deficits

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