Million Dollar Question: How Can ‘Europe’ Bail Out ‘Europe’?

BY Paul Solman  December 1, 2010 at 11:28 AM EST

I’m OK, EuroK? Maybe not.

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Here’s an Australian parody video of what you might call “EuroK thinking.” It’s making the rounds in Europe at the moment. (The link was sent by a friend in Spain.)

The punchline: If everyone in Europe owes everyone else in Europe money that can’t be repaid, how can “Europe” be in a position to bail “Europe” out?

A more memorable exchange from the video:

BRYAN DAWE: Why are people selling the European currency and buying the U.S. dollar?

JOHN CLARKE: Because the U.S. economy is so much stronger than the European economy.

BRYAN DAWE: Correct. Why is that Roger?

JOHN CLARKE: Because it’s owned by China.

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