Breaking the Link Between the Welfare State and the Economic Crisis

Martin Eiermann, a writer for The European magazine, examines the charge that welfare polices were key in bringing about the Eurozone financial crisis. This accusation has functioned the cornerstone of Prime Minister Netanyahu's political campaign; he has often pointed to Greece and Spain to promote his right wing economic policies. Eiermann's piece shows how Europe's crises have been used as a political battering ram despite the lack of correlation between such crises and left-leaning economic policies.

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