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April 10 2010

Cato Institute - 20100408 - Putting Politics above Markets: A Greek Tragedy

by Cato Instute:

The Greek government's debt of more than 120 percent of GDP and its staggering fiscal deficit of 12.7 percent in 2009 has threatened the euro and is creating divisions within the European Union. Takis Michas, one of Greece's leading journalists, will explain how a long tradition of political clientelism in his country bloated the public sector and culminated in crisis. He will critique the government's response as inadequate and all Greek political parties for continuing to blame the turmoil on Anglo-Saxon capitalism. Patrick Welter will comment on the impact of the Greek debt crisis on the European Union.


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The title is more neocons than the lectures followed by a panel discussion. Imho the video is in any case worth listening (~80 min). The perspectives and conclusions, which are given, or better: not even explicitly given, are undoubtful frustrating, nevertheless a unpleasant mirror of reality.

20100411 - muc - oanth
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