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Making Money – Greece

SBS Journeyman Pictures July 2012 While political parties bitterly debate Greece’s future in the eurozone, locals are finding their own solutions – one that doesn’t rely on the Euro at all. Could the people of Volos have found the answer? … Continue reading

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Christine Lagarde’s fairytale world

Manuel Barcia Blogs Independent A few days ago the Head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, had the audacity to suggest that instead of resisting the neo-liberal austerity measures prescribed by her organization, in agreement with the EU … Continue reading

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OECD: Greeks work more than Germans

EU Observer The Paris-based economic think tank, the OECD in a labour productivity report out on Tuesday said Greeks worked on average 2,017 hours each in 2010 compared to Germans, who worked 1,408 hours. The results go against the German … Continue reading

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Debt-laden Greeks give vent to anti-German feelings

Mark Lowen BBC News In a smoky Athens newsroom, the popular cartoonist Stathis Stavropoulos scribbles down his latest drawing. It is one of his typical pictures: a German soldier, a gas chamber and a caption about Greek jobs being burnt. … Continue reading

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It’s Official – Greece Unveils The Negative Salary, And A Whole New Meaning For “Pay To Play”

Tyler Durden Zero Hedge We thought we had seen it all. It turns out we hadn’t. The country that gave the world the alphabet, philosophy, and plates with funny sexually ambiguous drawings on them, has outdone itself again. Because beginning … Continue reading

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Bavarian Fairy Tale – Europe

While most of Europe is mired in financial crisis, the German state of Bavaria is booming. As exports rise and unemployment reaches a 20-year low, they wonder why the Greeks can’t follow their lead. As the rest of Europe is … Continue reading

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Guest Post: When Debt Is More Important Than People, The System Is Evil

Charles Hugh Smith Zero Hedge The Empire of Debt has only one end-point: a death spiral. It is evil and must be dismantled. Ethics has no place in the Empire of Debt. The financialized Status Quo is careful to limit … Continue reading

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Struggling Greeks losing belief in the state

Paul Mason BBC News The breeze block homes that cling to the sides of the cliffs above Piraeus harbour are painted typical Greek colours: cream and pink. The bare twigs poking out of hanging baskets and trellises stand ready to … Continue reading

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Ancient Greek sites could soon be available for rent

Source: Google News In a move bound to leave many Greeks and scholars aghast, Greece’s culture ministry said Tuesday it will open up some of the debt-stricken country’s most-cherished archaeological sites to advertising firms and other ventures. The ministry says … Continue reading

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Furor in Greece over pedophilia as a disability

Source: WTop ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek disability groups expressed anger Monday at a government decision to expand a list of state-recognized disability categories to include pedophiles, exhibitionists and kleptomaniacs. The National Confederation of Disabled People called the action “incomprehensible,” … Continue reading

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