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| July 15, 2015
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The inhuman economics of the Greece-EU catastrophe

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Let me recount a recent car breakdown melodrama with relevance, I hope, to the Greece-EU catastrophe and other economic nightmares.

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A gang of wolves comes for Greece

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The election of an anti-austerity Syriza government in Greece signalled trouble for the powers-that-be in the European Union. Principally Germany which has no interest in rethinking how the EU operates, since it serves German interests so well, but also the most powerful European institution: the European Central Bank (ECB).

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| March 9, 2015
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Greek debt negotiations: A Eurozone tragedy -- or will sense prevail?

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Another world is possible: Popular movements push back against austerity

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| February 11, 2015
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If people prevail, austerity fails: Lessons from Greece

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| January 27, 2015
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Greece says to Europe: Drop austerity

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The victory in the Greek elections Sunday of the anti-capitalist Syriza (coalition of the radical left) led by Alexis Tsipras is being celebrated by Europeans rejecting policies that have produced over 11 per cent unemployment across the Eurozone.

The new direction for economic policy that Syriza is calling for will be opposed by the powers-that-be that imposed austerity across Europe: the so-called Troika: the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt; the European Commission in Brussels; and the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C.  

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