INFLATE, stagnate, default. That has been the choice facing highly indebted economies ever since the crisis broke in 2007-2008. It would be nice if growth could lift us out of this mess, but that looks unlikely.
we are nearly six years into this crisis and we have made precious little progress in running down debts and thus are vulnerable to further crises; Cyprus is just the latest example. Nor have we decided whether default or inflation is the preferred option. Either way, savers should beware.