OPINION

There is no easy way out

One of the biggest problems facing Greek society today is the lack of objective and level-headed information.

Our news media are falling prey to populism, particularly when they deem that doing so will increase their audience.

Meanwhile, they do not hesitate to elevate inexperienced or unknowledgeable pundits into experts. As a result, a large section of the public has become extremely receptive to groundless gibbering and conspiracy theories.

Some people claim that the main chunk of the debt is owed to accruing interest. Others argue that Greece can borrow money from Russia or China. Others still say that the solution lies with a suspension of payments and the cancellation of Greek debt.

These dangerous theories must be addressed by serious politicians and experts.

Everyone in this country must stop fantasizing that there could be an easy way out of this crisis.