Monthly Archives: January 2012

Which way to the future, please?

The article “At bursting point?” from The Economist is definitely worth reading! Nevermind that it explains the reaons for today’s misery of the Southern Periphery in terms which the Southern Periphery may not like, it also shows that there are … Continue reading

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How does Mr. Papademos spend his time?

A Greek friend, 30 years old and about to receive a PhD, wrote to me the following over the weekend: “I’m not a political analyst or an economist to be in a position to say who is exactly to blame. … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Petros Markaris’ article

I have now read Petros Markaris’ article several times. A foreigner who tries to understand Greece and Greeks cannot read it often enough (still: Greeks will never cease to surprise foreigners…). One can tell that Markaris has spent formative years … Continue reading

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What ever happened to the McKinsey report?

Several months ago, the Athens office of McKinsey published the “Greece 10 years ahead report“. When I posted on it, one Greek observer commented to me that “it got about 2 minutes’ worth of fame”. I suggest that it definitely … Continue reading

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Petros Markaris: "The Lights are going out in Athens"

This is a very powerful article by Petros Markaris. I judge from the comments to the article that some people violently disagree with his views. I cannot determine to what extent Markaris is objective but I can certainly recommend taking … Continue reading

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More on EURECA

Perhaps Greece should take another look at the EURECA-project which was proposed by a consulting firm several months ago. In a nutshell: Greece would put state assets into a fund, sell that fund to the EU for 125 BN EUR … Continue reading

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A turning point in sovereign debt handling?

This recent posting in the blog called The Slog concluded with the following statement: “None of this will save Greece – or indeed the Eurozone. But my water tells me this could be a turning point in relations between sovereign … Continue reading

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