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.
The thing with Kefaloyiannis is that his excuses are 10 times worse than what he did.
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.
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.
Sadly the labor movement drowned in the sea of petty unionism.
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.
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.
The biggest ideological victory scored by our crazy brand of leftism is that it convinced us that there really is a world in which we can spend without paying taxes.
The concept of "rebooting the economy," as opposition New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras promised at his Zappeio 2 presentation last week, not only contains too much of the past, but also has no future at all.
Murders are committed all over the world, but societies are judged the day after, by their sense of outrage and their reaction.
Even if Greece did not have a humanitarian duty or other obligations deriving from Greece’s membership of the UN, there is always the concern of a mass influx of immigrants.
Greece has two options: to increase production to the levels of consumption or to decrease consumption to production levels.
There is no other way for the government to go than radical deregulation.
In a democratic social process black and white is predetermined. For those who possess the absolute truth democracy is a process not only hard to understand but also needless.
The state's credibility does not just need to be reinstated on international markets but also in the minds of the Greek people.