Opinion Whether Oil Slick or Financial Crisis, Those Who Cause Catastrophes Should Pay

What do the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico and the Greek crisis have in common? Both are man-made disasters. But while BP plans to shoulder the costs of the catastrophe it has caused, the financial wizards behind the euro crisis are not being held to account.
Von Christoph Schwennicke
An oil rig burns last week in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

An oil rig burns last week in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

Foto: Gerald Herbert/ AP