The Greek ‘settlement’: the lesser evil, but still a disaster
This is an email message, not a blog post nor a blog, about a new blog post on Ephems, at http://www.barder.com/4482, “The Greek ‘settlement’: the lesser evil, but still a disaster“. In this post I explore the uniformly grim implications of the austerity régime now imposed on the Greeks by their creditors: the extent to which this represents grosser interference in Greece’s internal affairs than its EU or eurozone membership warrants, the economically counter-productive character of some of the ‘reforms’ being imposed, the humiliating provisions for monitoring and enforcement, and not least the inevitable damage to the case in the forthcoming UK referendum for Britain staying in the EU being done by the spectacle (as it will strike many observers, even pro-Europeans) of the hapless Greeks being bullied and humiliated by the mighty rulers of Europe.
The full text of the new blog post is at http://www.barder.com/4482. Please post your comments on it, whether positive, reserved or contemptuous, at http://www.barder.com/4473, not, please, in reply to this email, unless they are purely personal.
Greetings to all from mild cloudy London —
Le quatorze juillet, 2015 (Vive la France!)