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Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) and Matthew Yglesias (Slate, The Rent is Too Damn High)

On Foreign Entanglements, Rob and Matt discuss the election of François Hollande in France and how it will affect the future of the European Union. Matt suggests that a face-saving deal may be in the works to paper over differences between France and Germany. Matt explains how a Greek exit from the Eurozone could cause the whole thing to collapse, while Rob questions why many on the American left seem to favor Greece over the EU. Matt and Rob talk about the effects of another Euro crisis on the global economy (not to mention the US election), and whether foreign leaders should be campaigning for each other. They conclude with some thoughts about punctuation.

Recorded:May 10    Posted:May 10, 2012
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Foreign Entanglements | May 10, 2012 | Robert Farley & Matthew Yglesias

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