George Orlwell coined the term doublethink in his classic book 1984. Doublethink is the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
Have you listened to the conflicted beliefs coming from Spain lately?
EU Throws Spain Two Deathlines; Spanish 10-Year Yield Tops 6.7%;
ECB Rejects Madrid Ponzi Refinancing Scheme
The markets are reeling in the wake of rejection of Spain's Ponzi Recapitalization Scheme by the ECB according to the Financial Times.
World leaders demanded tough new measures by Greece to control its debt mountain as officials reported that talks on a 120 billion euro (160 billion dollar) bailout deal were nearly complete.Amid lingering fears that the debt crisis could spread, US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Union called for resolute action by Greece to control spending.
Anyone who wants to get an inside look at both the European banking system and the politicians in charge of fixing it need to only look at Spain’s Bankia. Bankia was formed in December 2010 by merging seven totally bankrupt Spanish cajas (regional banks that were unregulated). The bank was heralded as a success story and an indication that European Governments could manage the risks in their banking systems.
In a surprise but welcome move, the ECB Shifts View on Bond Losses.
The European Central Bank, in a sharp turnaround, has advocated imposing losses on holders of senior bonds issued by the most severely damaged Spanish savings banks, though finance ministers have for now rejected the approach, according to people familiar with discussions.