En daarmee komt volgens Matt O’Brien ook het einde van de euro in zicht:
[…] more than ever before, Germany feels like it can let Greece leave, and Greece feels like it can leave. Neither of them want that, but neither of them don’t want it so much that they’ll do anything to avoid it. That’s why there’s never been a greater chance of Greece dumping the common currency as there is right now. […]
But whether it happens in Greece or Spain or Italy, this is the endgame for Europe. The euro crisis is a financial crisis that morphed into an economic crisis, before ending as a political one. Now, it’s true that the common currency still has a lot of moral authority in Europe’s postwar world, but you can’t eat moral authority. And, at some point, voters will get tired of a paper monument to peace and prosperity that make the latter impossible.