Murphy’s law – whatever can go wrong will go wrong – always comes into play when governments are on their way out, for the simple reason that their strength when it comes to reacting to or bouncing back from mishaps is lessened.
The problem in Greece is not that history repeats itself, but that it always repeats itself as a tragedy rather than a farce.
Terrorism cannot be explained without economic history professor Carlo M. Cipolla’s third and golden law of human stupidity.
The worst response to corruption is voting for politicians who promise quick and radical solutions, meaning a fix that sidesteps the sticky process of rule of law.
In almost any other country – even Greece in days gone by – MinDef Kammenos would have been ousted for defying the government line and presenting his own foreign policy.
The simplified history that we are all taught, wedded with the necessary myths to wrap up the narrative, is the fertile ground where nationalist populism blossoms.
Who are we trying to kid and for how long will we keep on kidding ourselves, when the snake is already out of its basket and spitting venom?
Despite all manner of legal acrobatics to safeguard intellectual property, this understandably remains outside the purview of the old rules for the simple reason that the notion of ownership of information is meaningless.
The waste of police resources is effectively a result of ridiculous prejudices.
What happens when international contacts take place with the aim of being used as domestic propaganda to support the idea of a new and improved Greece.
Even though some things have progressed since the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks government came to power (the project received the approval of the Central Archaeological Council, for instance), the process halted over the construction permit.
The Israeli economy went through an evaluation of its own long before Greece and did so without anyone asking for it.
With their mudslinging against journalists, various populists have made an important gain. They can do as they please, spending taxpayers’ money without any accountability.
The country’s biggest transport organization is entering the electronic age with all the slipshod amateurism that characterizes all of the new technologies/programs that the government has been forced to implement.
From the moment that public money is being spent, there should be oversight and the government has a duty to publish all of the facts.
The scenes from Havana were quite surreal...
There is a huge elephant in the middle of the room and on the face of democratic process. It is the 6,3 billion dollars in 2012 congressional and presidential election costs in US alone.
The fact that the Supreme Court accepted Dimitriou’s appeal suggests that her explanatory report contained a specific number for the 2009 deficit.
Greece has the misfortune of having the most inadequate leadership possible for such a juncture, and it may end up paying a lot more for Brexit than the Britons themselves.
Nothing good will ever come from this government in the area of investments. Its members belong to a different era, when the state would do business at everyone else’s expense.
Can it create a new narrative or will it continue selling pipe dreams to the citizens?