>as if greece would be less in financial turmoil if she would never have adopted the euro
You can't dismiss economic reality with an 'as if'. Greece can go bankrupt inside the Euro, something that would be entirely impossible if Greece controlled her own currency. That isn't a minor detail. Greece is completely unable to devalue her currency for an export-led recovery as a result of being a eurozone member state. (With debts still denominated in Greek currency, devaluation as a result of a collapse of investor confidence also means a decrease in the real value of debts.)
>remember greece *wanted* to join the eurozone
So did a lot of countries. That doesn't mean it wasn't a stupid decision.
>if greece would change to a less stable currency than the euro greece would be more vulnerable to attacks and influence from international/global players, with very uncertain outcome for greece as a whole and the greek working class in particular
Not really. At least these attacks would be implicit and manageable (i.e. devaluation) rather than imposed directly from above with the threat of national bankruptcy and god-knows-what-next. Britain, a country practically slaved to the financial sector has more policy flexibility than any Eurozone country.
>there's a reason why syriza does *not* want to leave the eurozone.
Because there's no official framework for doing so. (I do advocate a 'hell mend it' crashing out of it, but whatever. The main point is that it was a bad idea to go in)
>first the euro and the chinese yuan are the only sound competitors to the petrodollar
Um no sw£aty try again x.
>second the euro provides stability to european countries who used to have weak currencies (which is why they joined the eurozone in the first place)
Oh yay, we've swapped the possibility of devaluation for the possibility of actual national bankruptcy and the complete surrender of fiscal policy.
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