February 7, 1955

POPULAR RIGHT: The minister for coordination, Mr Panagis Papaligouras, spoke at length yesterday to the press on the outline of the government’s economic policy. Mr Papaligouras said that the «most humane of all regimes, democracy, cannot be used to serve utopian programs for economic growth. It cannot ask free people to violate their nature and to starve for long periods for the sake of the future. If democracy makes the mistake of serving unrealistic programs, then it will lead to inflation, bringing down the entire economic system and it will stop being a democracy and become a dictatorship, either communist or Nazi, or some other type. Democracy is the regime of moderation par excellence, in the economy as well.» ONASSIS: Paris, 4 – The Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis has lodged a suit via his lawyer in Paris against unknown persons who have made threats and attempts to blackmail him. His lawyer announced that on January 17, his client received a letter from Marseilles demanding 100,000 dollars or else he himself, his wife and children would be in danger.

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