Nothing the Greek people have done merits the ongoing and systemic destruction of their lives and livelihood. The Troika's program is not helping the economy and is dangerous politically.
Greece is a reminder that the Western democratic principles that we wrongly often think are set in stone are far from being flawless and unbreakable. On the contrary, the consequences of Greece's economic turmoil on its democracy are the perfect illustration of how fragile democracy really is.
Greece continues to operate under a client-based political system that nurtures a nepotistic and bloated bureaucracy -- even after five years of crisis and cutbacks.
Abruptly last Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras pulled the plug on Greece's national broadcaster, causing shock and turmoil among its coalition partners
For the last few years the issue of Germany still owing major war reparations to Greece has resurfaced with an increasing intensity. Some of the press reports and some of the comments to related reports question the validity of the Greek claims.
In the country's airports and at its cruise terminals, there can be no further room for intolerant officials. They must be held to the highest standards if the country is to achieve the position it hopes to command on the world tourist map.
Fortunately for those of us favoring a strengthening of our welfare net, the big problem with those Republican claims about Europe and its current crisis is that they are all entirely wrong.
The vulture reformers -- who have proven adept at raising corporate money and implementing market-based reform through complete mayoral control -- have forgotten that teaching boils down to the interpersonal.
Is this going to prove another 'mea culpa' on behalf of the troika and the IMF? Are they going to lament, admit yet another 'misjudgment' - when it will be too late again?
Police Sweeps, Invasive Searches, Arbitrary Detention (Athens) – Athens police are conducting abusive stops and searches and have detained tens...
By the time we wrapped up, my head was buzzing with the inspirational advice I heard from this successful woman and great leader.
It comes as no surprise to me that the Sword-billed Hummingbird, with its immensely elongated bill, has co-evolved with certain passion flowers, such as P. mixta; nor that Yellow Passion Flower pollen is apparently the only pollen eaten by the unusual bee Anthemurgus passiflorae.
An orderly sovereign debt restructuring would be one that places the debtor nation's public debt on a sustainable trajectory, while minimizing procrastination and contagion. However, orderly debt restructurings may remain elusive, even with high-powered official intervention.
The recent events in Istanbul are clearly a struggle between secularists and Islamists. The stopping of the building site is now perceived as reaction to an attempt to stop the Islamization of the country by the Erdogan government.
This was a land beyond deadlines and traffic jams, untouched by tourists and time. You could see it in the landscape and taste it in even the simplest of foods. This was real, this was life, and this was Greece.
While every scientist faces the possibility of being the bearer of bad news, statisticians are especially vulnerable. At present, two countries -- Greece and Argentina -- are bringing charges against statisticians who are reporting truthful, yet unpleasant, data.