: I'm not an economist, but since you mentioned Greece, it seems to me that giving money to them to pay back money they already owe doesn't make sense. That's like using my credit card to make a payment on my credit card!
As far as data mining, that doesn't make sense to me either, but then most things going on today don't! Since our government seems to know that ISIS, for instance, is already in all 50 States in the US, couldn't they just concentrate on them and save a lot of time keeping track of everyone else? There's more to this, and it probably involves money as the bottom line, since they seem to be tightening the rules on what we may, or may not, do with our money. I've read that some banks are even asking customers why they want to withdraw some of their own money! I could understand that type of questioning if you were attempting to get a loan from them, but asking why you want to withdraw some of your own money is certainly weird, IMO. And if you say "none-ya," you probably end up on some government list! Sheesh!