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Europe's problem is believing that austerity alone will end our malaise

The people who run the world, the politicians, have contrived only to ruin it, says Jody Corcoran, but we have only ourselves to blame

Published 14/08/2011 | 05:00

DOES anybody anywhere know anything any more? The evidence seems to suggest that they do not, that nobody anywhere knows anything -- and possibly never did.

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Sometimes you have to wonder how the world works. The sun may come up, but the world does not work -- if it ever did. We stumble from one crisis to another, the relativity of which is the only issue open to question.

There is one certainty, though -- people will go on holiday. People who matter. In August. "People are entitled to rest," French President Sarkozy said last week, "but they are not entitled to vacation."

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