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All take and no give

Greece's crazy brand of leftism has convinced Greeks that there really is a world in which they can spend without paying taxes.
Paschos Mandravelis: June 30, 2011

Are we repeating the same cycle?

Getting back on the path of growth will take a lot of work and pain, but this is something no one seems prepared to say.
Paschos Mandravelis: May 16, 2011

No free passes to debt freedom

Everyone agrees that Greece needs to implement reforms and restructure the public sector. They may not put as much emphasis on these two points as they should, but they always say it.
Paschos Mandravelis: March 12, 2011

The Challenge of Privatization and the Greek Debt

Greece doesn't have a lot of time to put its messy fiscal house in order.
Thanos Dimadis: February 18, 2011

Only one way for Papandreou to regain credibility and society's confidence

“No politician has gone to jail”, is a usual phrase you may hear in political discussions around. Not a surprise, as long as the Greek political system seems to operate many decades now under the umbrella of an immunity.
Mottas: September 1, 2010

Talk, talk and more talk

Prophecies and speculation on the imminent government reshuffle.
Paschos Mandravelis: August 19, 2010

The Farmers’ Blockades Symbolize the Trap the Greek State Has Created for Itself

The bad news: The bets are against Greece making it out of this financial mess. The good news: The government has nothing more to give. It might as well push back for serious reforms now.
Athinaios: May 31, 2010