Jean-Luc Godard has a solution to Europe's financial crisis. It's as simple and ingenious as one would expect from the man, who with all the young guns of the Nouvelle Vague, freed cinema from its studio straitjacket in the 1960s. "The greeks gave us logic. We owe them for that. It was Aristotle who came up with the big 'therefore'. As in 'You don't love me any more, therefore ...' Or 'I found you in bed with another man, therefore ...' We use this word millions of times, to make our most important decisions. It's about time we started paying for it.
If every time we use the word therefore, we have to pay 10 euros to Greece, the crisis will be over in one day, and the greeks will not have to sell Parthenon to the Germans. We have the tehnology to track down all those therefore on Google. We can even bill people by iPhone. Every time Angela Merkel tells the Greeks we lent you all this money, therefore you must pay us back with interest, she must therefore first pay them their royalites."