The idea that the euro has “failed” is dangerously naive. The euro is doing exactly what its progenitor – and the wealthy 1%-ers who adopted it – predicted and planned for it to do. According to Robert Mundell, the creator of the Optimum Currency Zone concept, the euro would really do its work when crises hit. Removing a government’s control over currency would prevent nasty little elected officials from using Keynesian monetary and fiscal juice to pull a nation out of recession. More about the evil genius of the euro on the Guardian.