376887-svetik There’s a story, and then there’s the person who tells it. Suzy Hansen is the person of this hour for me. Not only was this article an informative, intriguing and relevant read for me but the way in which she captivated my attention with how informed and aware she was of the economic climate in Greece is awe-inspiring. It is women like her that inspire me. I’m currently reading more about her, past articles she has written and anxiously awaiting her book to be released. As a soon to be vagabond, jaunting from Miami, to New York, to Paris, to Amsterdam and then down to Italy (or something like that…stay tuned), I find it very pertinent that I understand as much as I can about the continent I am traveling to – especially the monetary state of it’s affairs. It’s a fascinating subject. The whole continent of Europe works under one form of currency, the “euro”, but the country of Greece is so bad off that they (Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister) are considering exiting the eurozone because Varoufakis does not believe acquiescing to the European Commission’s idea of the austerity doctrine is going to benefit Greece anytime soon, and time is the last thing Greece has in order to get things fixed before something worse than the Great Depression happens to them. It’s yet another enlightening read, if you happen to have any interest in traveling, global economics, or at the least, how one woman writes so intelligently. Here’s the article: A Finance Minister Fit for a Greek Tragedy? – NYTimes.com.

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