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A lesson not learned

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We shouldn’t be surprised that the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn scored the second-highest percentage (14 percent) of votes in the 18-24 age group.

The wrong foreign policy stance

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We don’t know if history repeats itself as farce, but the tough question for Greece today is what the farce of the asterisks in regards to EU policy will mean for the country in the long run.

Freedom in the digital age

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By banning ideas that seem insulting to the dominant way of thinking we risk missing out on useful ones; we risk social stagnation and decline.

Empty vessels

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Critics attack the EU because it is insensitive about ethnic difference and at the same time slam the EU for being a mega-bureaucracy.

Rethinking the Internet in politics

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The huge success of Theodorakis’s online declaration demonstrates society’s profound need for new voices, new proposals and new ideas for exiting the crisis.

Parties and criminal organizations

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Democracy must protect everyone's rights, but it must also protect itself – that is, not make concessions to a possible criminal organization just because it happens to live under the roof of a certain party.

Reform and its enemies

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In a world that is already complicated, a progressive, reformist agenda promises to make things even more complicated.

Unbearable cost

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... the steady percentage of produced wealth that goes to salaries and benefits for state sector workers.

It’s not the North; it’s common sense

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The austerity policies imposed on the South of Europe are not the product of a Protestant mind-set or a Northern desire to punish the South for having too much of a good time. They are merely common sense: Sooner or later consumption reaches the level of production.

PASOK devoid of theories

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PASOK’s biggest problem in the past was that it had too many conflicting political theories that often resulted in the paralysis of the party. The biggest problem today is that it has none.

Divided by numbers

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The fiscal multipliers were calculated after the fact and they were found to be so big because for three years now instead of deregulating the market, instead of implementing the necessary reforms, we have made zero progress.

Out of touch

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Sadly the labor movement drowned in the sea of petty unionism.

The law of the gang

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It seems that this country will never be able to enjoy a rule of law where offenders are punished regardless of the color of their flag and their supposedly higher ideals.