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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.

A short-lived negation

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Even if Greece did not have a humanitarian duty or other obligations deriving from Greece’s membership of the UN, there is always the concern of a mass influx of immigrants.

Best solutions in democracy.

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In a democratic social process black and white is predetermined. For those who possess the absolute truth democracy is a process not only hard to understand but also needless.

The problem with skepticism

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The state's credibility does not just need to be reinstated on international markets but also in the minds of the Greek people.

Going ‘glocal’

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Local elections have not ceased to be political, but at least they are no longer dictated by exclusively partisan criteria.

Brakes on deregulation

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It was not just the politicians who closed their eyes to reality; unions and other professional groups were also quite happy to string their people along.

Visions, not a vision

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Greek economy does not need the state to have a vision to survive. What it needs is the aggregate of private visions.

Waiting for the managers

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Now that the program for social security reforms has received the green light in Parliament, isn’t it time for the government to take care of the management of the country’s social security funds?

Out of touch

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How would journalists ever find out if politicians are aware of people's problems? After all, they never asked them.