Thomas Piketty on the Euro Zone 'We Have Created a Monster'

In an interview with SPIEGEL, celebrated French economist Thomas Piketty speaks about Alexis Tsipras' election victory in Greece, Europe's inability to fix its financial woes and what EU leaders can learn from the United States.
The euro-zone is struggling and star French economist Thomas Piketty says EU institutions are partly to blame.

The euro-zone is struggling and star French economist Thomas Piketty says EU institutions are partly to blame.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan