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Vaios Papanagnou
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Vaios Papanagnou is a PhD researcher at the London School of Economics. Originally from Greece he has worked as a journalist in major Greek media most notably To Vima newspaper and Esquire Greece.

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Ricardo Caballero: "Greece Is in Rehab"

(1) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 2:50 PM

The euphoria, following the Eurogroup's statement that Greece would receive the long-awaited tranche from the troika of lenders, soon vaporized. With the crisis worsening a viable solution regarding the sustainability of the Greek debt had been set as the main target of this official meeting. The statement, a product of...

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Is There a Big Idea in Occupy Movements?

(1) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 6:15 AM

The epoch that started in 2008 is defined by a single worry. Equally defining is the visible form that this angst takes. Millions of people in the West are now worried about the relegation of their life to a subsistence one. There are crowds of people on the streets of...

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Greece: Why We Are Angry and Desperate

(3) Comments | Posted June 1, 2011 | 4:02 PM

On the 25th of May at around 6 in the afternoon, when people in Athens usually get off their jobs, a crowd of 1500 was already at Syntagma Square in front of the parliament. The square is considered the most central part of Athens, and on any other Wednesday afternoon,...

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We Cannot Help Being Ourselves on Twitter

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2011 | 12:20 PM

Last month somebody on Twittter told me to shut up. At this particular time I did not feel I deserved it, primarily because I hadn't posted anything in the previous 24 hours. I am not much of a talker on Twitter anyway, on my profile page the count totals 500...

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Why Is Jay-Z Still Angry With Cristal?

(14) Comments | Posted December 3, 2010 | 4:19 PM

In May 2006 Jay-Z was angry. The Economist had just published an article with the suggestive title 'Bubbles and bling' in which Frédéric Rouzaud, managing director of Louis Roederer (the French producer that makes the champagne Cristal) openly admitted that the association of Cristal with the "bling lifestyle"...

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