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The eurozone crisis explained in 5 simple graphs

Governments have collapsed and bailouts have run into the hundreds of billions of euros, and still the eurozone crisis lingers. How did we get here?

Graphics by CS Monitor staff

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Courtesy of Jeff Stahler.

Courtesy of Jeff Stahler.

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From the feature story: Unemployment, Inc.: Six reasons why America can’t create jobs.
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From the feature story: Unemployment, Inc.: Six reasons why America can’t create jobs.
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Tea Party Patriots: “Boehner part of old guard” & “not satisfied with the leadership of the House”

This morning, the Monitor hosted the founders of the Tea Party Patriots, the largest tea party organization in America with 3,500 locally affiliated groups around the country.  Jenny Beth Martin, group co-founder had this to say:

When members of the Tea Party Patriots were polled on Tuesday, 81.5% said they are “not satisfied with the leadership of the House.

Echoing the message of Tea Party Nation leader, Judson Phillips, that Boehner “has to go,” Mark Meckler, co-founder and Tea Party national coordinator added:

Boehner has been around a long time. He is part of the old guard and people are looking for a new way of doing things in Washington.

Watch the full video clip here.

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Cartoon courtesy of Joe Heller.
China has surpassed the US as the world’s largest creditor. Beijing must now take on the accompanying leadership role. Instead of a ‘Marshall Plan,’ why not a ‘Hu Jintao plan’ that recycles some of China’s surplus to benefit the whole global system? Read the full OpEd here.

Cartoon courtesy of Joe Heller.

China has surpassed the US as the world’s largest creditor. Beijing must now take on the accompanying leadership role. Instead of a ‘Marshall Plan,’ why not a ‘Hu Jintao plan’ that recycles some of China’s surplus to benefit the whole global system? Read the full OpEd here.