Greece. Spain. Portugal. Italy. This is clear evidence that socialism cannot survive deep economic recessions. Step 1 [Greece]: Borrow loads of money to fund entitlements Step 2: Unproductive economy falters in recession Step 3: Must cut entitlements because you are out of money Step 4: Rioting and pandemonium 24/7. Mmmm. Sign me up for summa that socialism. Luckily capitalist Germany will bail their sorry asses out.