"Despite the apparent switch to Greek and Italian government by supposedly non-partisan technocrats, whatever they may be, the rifts in the Eurozone are increasing rather than improving. How long can it be before the governments of some of the weaker countries decide to pull out for their own citizens' good as possibly providing a more palatable alternative to years of government imposed austerity measures. At least, so the theory goes, should a country have control of its own currency, it can devalue and inflate its way out of many of the problems. It would be a tough path to take, and certainly not one that is without perils of its own, but it could more rapidly restore competitiveness to economies which are subject to Germanic currency strength which their own financial position can not support."
[Devaluation, currency wars, etc. are pushing gold to the foreground.]