For whom the bells toll? The Greek.

The news from Greece in particular and Europe in general make me sad and furious at the same time. We've been through this in Latin America and elsewhere; someone makes the wrong decisions somewhere along the line, but the punishment goes only to the innocent victims, the people in general, while various perpetrators (the whole international financial complex in this case) are rewarded for their villany…

To me it looks like someone with a heavy infestation of hookworms and deeply anemic who goes to a doctor, to hear that the solution is bloodletting… With the economy in freefall, there is no way they will be able to generate surpluses to pay debs, and this whole cult of "austerity" seems to be more about punishing the peasants than anything else.


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