Forget Romney and Obama for now. The greatest immediate impact on the U.S. economy, beyond the control of either nominee, could be what happens Sunday in the Greek run-off election. On that day, millions of Greek voters will choose from among a group of flawed and untrustworthy leaders a party (or coalition of parties) to lead them out of the corrupt, debt-ridden wilderness. At stake are that country’s solvency, its membership in the Eurozone, the stability of the global economy, and a possible double dip recession for us all.
Jim Barron (yes, we are related) just returned from Athens with what, I must say, is a cogent take on what’s happening there. It’s published today on GlobalPost.com