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Parties and criminal organizations

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Democracy must protect everyone's rights, but it must also protect itself – that is, not make concessions to a possible criminal organization just because it happens to live under the roof of a certain party.

Reform and its enemies

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In a world that is already complicated, a progressive, reformist agenda promises to make things even more complicated.

Unbearable cost

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... the steady percentage of produced wealth that goes to salaries and benefits for state sector workers.

It’s not the North; it’s common sense

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The austerity policies imposed on the South of Europe are not the product of a Protestant mind-set or a Northern desire to punish the South for having too much of a good time. They are merely common sense: Sooner or later consumption reaches the level of production.

PASOK devoid of theories

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PASOK’s biggest problem in the past was that it had too many conflicting political theories that often resulted in the paralysis of the party. The biggest problem today is that it has none.

Divided by numbers

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The fiscal multipliers were calculated after the fact and they were found to be so big because for three years now instead of deregulating the market, instead of implementing the necessary reforms, we have made zero progress.

Out of touch

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Sadly the labor movement drowned in the sea of petty unionism.

The law of the gang

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It seems that this country will never be able to enjoy a rule of law where offenders are punished regardless of the color of their flag and their supposedly higher ideals.

On another planet

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The labor reserve plan did not even get a chance to fail. Rather, much like the law on university reform, it was never even put into force.


Exclusion from the future

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The country’s young voters opted for parties at the extreme ends of the political spectrum or at least those they thought extreme.

Left to their own devices

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The left’s all-or-nothing policy has historically left it with nothing. Worse, the left is pushing itself out of the institutions and onto the fringe. It gives the impression that all it can do is make noise. It’s a shame. The country needs the left. The fertile left, not the spasmodic nihilists.

All take and no give

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The biggest ideological victory scored by our crazy brand of leftism is that it convinced us that there really is a world in which we can spend without paying taxes.

Are we repeating the same cycle?

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The concept of "rebooting the economy," as opposition New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras promised at his Zappeio 2 presentation last week, not only contains too much of the past, but also has no future at all.