Europe Should Learn to Let Go

Greek ideas on how to leave the euro were crazy. But there should be an escape hatch.

The revolution was being recorded.

Photographer: Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg

Elect far-left politicians to run a country and they will still plot a revolution. That, apparently, is what ministers from the Syriza bloc were doing while negotiations with creditors were taking place. Though none of the crazy things they planned came to pass, Greece's radicals may someday be tempted to carry out a Syriza-style "Plan B." Euro-zone officials need to prepare for this eventuality and work out an exit procedure -- one that might still be needed. 

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