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A country of vested interests

Certain Greek politicians are finally willing to talk about a fact that previously was never mentioned in public dialogue.

This is a country of comfortably entrenched vested interests that are battling to make sure that absolutely nothing ever changes. The only thing they are interested in is maintaining the kind of privileges they gained under particularly nontransparent circumstances. We, the consumers, however people who end up paying hefty prices for numerous consumer goods in order to keep these vested interests and privileges alive have proved incapable of developing our own, efficient anti-vested interest network.

That is why, on the one hand, we allow all the various lobbies representing the vested interests to monopolize public dialogue, while on the other we fail to provide sufficient support to those very few politicians who are willing to make the kind of difference that would prove beneficial to us all.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday March 4, 2014 (21:33)  
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