12:39 PM, February 15th, 2012

But there are growing signs that Greece, like some drug-addicted relative who lies endlessly, spends recklessly and endangers people foolishly, has worn out its welcome in the euro zone family. And the family has been moving to defend itself. The threat that a financial implosion in Greece would spread instantly to the weak economies of little Portugal and Ireland, then the big economies of Spain and Italy until the whole euro zone and Europe went up in financial flames spreading outward to the feebly reviving American economy and even the slowed-down Asian ones—well, that’s still possible. But it’s less likely.

Christopher Dickey says that Europe is getting fed up with Greece

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