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Steve Keen the famous Aussie economist was suggesting this measure for Ireland (i.e. a parallel currency) when we were about to be screwed by the Eu Troika, but nobody talked about it.
Maybe now people will start talking about the possibility now that bitcoin is at 9000+
The Euro is an anchor around the necks of smaller peripheral European countries and it only really serves Germany's interests
as it was designed to. In order to be considered "free", countries must retain the ability to produce their own currency and introduce it into their own economy to fund infrastructure. Otherwise they are doomed to face a gradual but inevitable erosion of all public services due to underfunding, and an inexorable slide into third world status. However since, like boiling a frog, it takes a long time, we seem to be ok with this.
Witness how we currently cannot spend money to build houses for our homeless thanks to EU diktats.
How Brexit threatens our future (because the EU will force us to have a hard border and tarrifs with UK trade )
How they treated Greece and ourselves during the financial crisis
How the EU has just given carcinogenic Monsanto Glyphpostae another 5 year license across all 26+ countries
How the EU is insisting on migrant quotas as part of a longer term plan to dilute national identity
Who says the EU is our friend. It ain't. It's merely a blackmailer, which has slyly inserted itself and usurped our sovereignty
under false premises through sleight of hand.
And since we are a net contributor to the EU we are now paying the wages of the unaccountable people who are taking away our
sovereignty, our ability to care for our homeless, and future economic possibilities due to artificial trade barriers the EU will erect between
southern and northern Ireland and the UK, our largest trading partners