No, it's not because it's so socialist...but that would be a good reason in itself. It's because the longer they try to keep it together, the longer it will continue to screw up the world economy. It would be easier for each country to address it's own problems rather than try to figure out how to do it collectively. This is similar to our gov't attempting to "Fix" our housing market when all it needs to do it bottom out on it's own. Strangely, no matter what our gov't does regarding real estate, it will still bottom out on it's own...it just takes longer. Even Warren Buffet suggested the EU is messed up beyond repair. So yes, I want the EU to fail and I want them to hurry up about it!