Até agora, toda a gente tem trabalhado no pressuposto de que a saída da Grécia euro é algo a evitar. Mas e se a saída for libertadora a longo prazo, e não a tragédia que todos – incluindo o Syriza – julgam que será? A experiência da Argentina, pelo menos, foi bem diferente do que se pensava. Um texto de Paul Krugman: Grexit and the morning after.
What I urge everyone to do is ask what happens if Greece is in fact pushed out of the euro – Grexit (yes, ugly word, but we’re stuck with it).
It would surely be hugly in Greece, at least at first. Right now the core of the euro believe the rest of the countries can handle it, which might be true. But bear in mind that the supposed firewall of ECB support has never actually been tested. If markets lose faith and the time for spanish or italian bond arises, will it really happen?
But the bigger question is what happens a year or two after the Grexi, where the real risk for the euro will not be that Greece will fail, but that it will succeed. Suppose that a greatly devalued new drachma brings a flood of british beer-drinkers to the Ionian Sea, and Greece starts to recover. This would greatly encourage challengers to austerity and internal devaluation.