Rating Agency Downgrades 'Anglo-American Interests' and the Currency War Myth

The Germans love a good conspiracy theory. The latest is about the evil American rating agencies that want to destroy the wonderful euro. It is a viewpoint shared even in the highest political circles. But that doesn't make it any less absurd.
A caricature from 1882 painting the evil Wall Street plutocrats as scapegoats.

A caricature from 1882 painting the evil Wall Street plutocrats as scapegoats.

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