A view of Greece from the Outside - Commentaries and Opinions
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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Greece and Denying Responsibility
"It is clearly nonsense to argue that the damage done
to the economy and health of the Greek people is all down to corruption and
inefficiency within Greece and nothing to do with Troika actions. Denial of
responsibility is particularly dangerous if it means not admitting your
mistakes but, instead, repeating them. The tragedy of the Greek political class is not that they failed to enact Troika policies but that they acquiesced to them.
The one ray of hope is that now the Greek government is no longer running a primary
deficit, so it potentially has much stronger negotiating power. I only hope they use it".