Something quite peculiar is going on. On the one hand, a number of leading international experts have been voicing their optimism regarding the course of the Greek economy, either investing in the country themselves or urging others to do so. On the other, the level of pessimism within the country itself has reached a new high, with feelings of negativity becoming increasingly widespread.
To some extent this is natural given how long the recession and the crisis have been going on. But nothing good can come from the citizens of a country living in a constant state of gloom, because the real economy largely depends on good psychology.
Sure, these are tough times and the human cost of the crisis is immeasurable. Something is changing, however, and we may be at the darkest point before reaching the end of the tunnel.
At least that’s what those on the outside seem to think.