Comments on: Grexit signs: Drachma, how we’ve missed you! http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/28/grexit-signs-drachma-how-weve-missed-you/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/28/grexit-signs-drachma-how-weve-missed-you/#comment-1073666 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:13:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41608#comment-1073666 It is happening all over the world reckless government even some wanna be dictators are given loans and are even encouraged to blow the money on ridiculous project. Most of the money goes back to the lenders as the borrowers buy goods from the lenders. The result is hugely indebted country where despair and depopulation will take place.

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By: JeanLouis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/28/grexit-signs-drachma-how-weve-missed-you/#comment-1073614 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:32:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41608#comment-1073614 I disagree Mr.Lloyd; Greece did not look at the EU as a “Sugar Daddy” rather the EU looked at Greece as a young woman they could seduce into their servitude with money. The loans extended to Greece were used to beef up defense (due to Turkish aggression) and pay off loans to the EU! Only 8% actually reached the Greek civilian.
This is not a “Greece Fire Sale”! That’s how the Germans conduct business worldwide. They invest in so called “partnerships” except their idea of a partnership is not a 50/50 split in gains as well as losses. Their idea is to leverage hard assets by helping their overseas partners grow out of business. Once the “partnership” faces difficulties because of their “expansion” they pull back and ask for their money with interest . If the other side cannot pay them back , they revert to what they know how to do best-alienate, segregate, divide and conquer. They do not like Tsipras. “Socialism” is out of style and not part of the Bundesbank agenda. The future of Europe is all about “privatization” with Brussels holding all their smaller members by their “privates”. In adversity there is always opportunity . Let us all hope Tsipras is really not a wolf in sheep’s clothing and not subjugate Greece to the Aryan aspirations of Frau Merkel.

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By: yobro_yobro88 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/28/grexit-signs-drachma-how-weve-missed-you/#comment-1073227 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:29:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41608#comment-1073227 the greek drama will no more end than the iraq civil war will stop. some countries just dont change.

the greeks will vote YES 60% because they are too scared of leaving and then the next 5 years will be exactly like the past 5.

the Keynesians are right in that the bailouts will never work to solve greece’s problems. and they are wrong to demand/think the other 18 parliaments will ever vote to finance a Greek stimulus.

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By: Zaichik http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/28/grexit-signs-drachma-how-weve-missed-you/#comment-1073103 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:12:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41608#comment-1073103 What has destroyed Greece is clientism and a blank check from the eurozone, not capitalism.

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By: evilhippo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/28/grexit-signs-drachma-how-weve-missed-you/#comment-1073046 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:10:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41608#comment-1073046 Not a bad article but please stop calling a state spending a bit less of other people’s money “austerity”. And what prevails in the over regulated miasma of fudge and euphemism that is the modern First World is only ‘capitalism’ in a fairly tenuous sense.

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By: Ifandiev http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/28/grexit-signs-drachma-how-weve-missed-you/#comment-1072695 Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:51:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41608#comment-1072695 This ‘author’ writes:
“The civil service was packed with political clients, newspapers with tiny circulations were kept going through state advertising — as long as they supported the government in power — and workers in the public sector could retire at 50 on reasonably good pensions, sometimes even earlier.”
That’s true.
Let’s see how is in Great Britain.
“The civil service was packed with political clients, newspapers were kept going by money from Soviet Union communists an KGB-officers (such as “The Independent”) and BBC swims on through people’s money and state advertising — as long as they supported the government in power — and workers in the public sector could retire at 50 on reasonably good pensions, sometimes even earlier.”
The premier has been recruited by KGB in the 80s. And this author has been member of Communist parties of England and Ireland. May be now he is a conservative. And tomorrow when the Martians come he’ll put antennas on his head.
What a wonderful world!

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