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Greece's Crazy Leftists Have a Good Idea

Debt forgiveness could help lift the economic malaise that is threatening the European project.

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Amid the populist rhetoric that propelled the far-left Syriza party to victory in Greece's parliamentary elections, there's one idea that Germany in particular should take to heart: revive growth in the euro area by giving the hardest-hit countries a break on their debts.

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