Debt and audacity

COMMENT

Greece has been weighed down for decades by a group of businesses that have become accustomed to living off handouts from the state. They’ve distorted the Greek political system by sucking up critical resources from important sectors. Some of them have ended up in jail. Others have gone bankrupt.

Despite this, there remains a caste of people that continue to live, and quite lavishly so, as if nothing has changed since the advent of the crisis. They work under the public radar and are fully in control of the games they play in the background. They even have the audacity to favor returning to the drachma. They to threaten to leave the country because of the way businesses and entrepreneurs are treated here.

It would be nice for them to bring their money back from wherever they’ve stashed it away abroad and pay off their debts here before they make such threats.

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