The Corner

Re: The Euro Disaster

Rich, your pal writes in support of the euro:

Turkey should adopt the euro tomorrow and take off in growth.

He adds:

Your article concludes with a call for the drachhma for Greeks, which is a horrible and unnecessary fate.

Just for the record, economic growth in Turkey, 2010: 8.2 percent

I shall spare the United States’ blushes and pass over our own economic growth — if, indeed, we still have any — but, for the purposes of comparison, economic growth in Greece, 2010: Minus 4.5 percent

Turkey would not have 8.2 percent economic growth if it adopted the euro.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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