The labor reserve plan did not even get a chance to fail. Rather, much like the law on university reform, it was never even put into force.
For the past three years, Greek politicians have behaved much like college kids.
We stand at Thermopylae, unmoving, shouting “You shall not pass” at potential investors, probably allowing our lot time to complete the job.
If the leftwing coalition were to win Greece's election, it would still have to follow more or less the same policy as other parties.
The country’s young voters opted for parties at the extreme ends of the political spectrum or at least those they thought extreme.
The left’s all-or-nothing policy has historically left it with nothing. Worse, the left is pushing itself out of the institutions and onto the fringe. It gives the impression that all it can do is make noise. It’s a shame. The country needs the left. The fertile left, not the spasmodic nihilists.
Media restrictions provide fertile ground for abuse.