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German 'Alternative' Parallel Currency Idea Carries Great Risks

A new German protest party is proposing the gradual re-introduction of the national currencies of highly indebted euro-zone countries. While the party's spokesman insists the idea solves everyone's problems, it has one major drawback: Economists agree it won't work.
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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan