OPINION

Time to find those worth trusting

The worst thing that can happen to a society is to see its institutions collapse – for the institutions are the glue that keep a society together. Regrettably, Greeks have many reasons to feel less sure about the health of the country’s institutions these days. The fact is that all the people who have been implicated in the major scandals that have made the headlines over the past few years have escaped unpunished. The judicial system has failed us. Greek universities produce worthless degrees. Moreover, our politicians are addicted to petty squabbling rather than serious problem-solving. That said, there are many reasons to feel a bit more upbeat about the future of the country. There are many police officers, judges, academics and politicians who are quietly doing their jobs, honoring the institutions they are meant to serve. We have an obligation to discover these low-key figures and appoint them to key posts. There is no need for sweeping changes. We just have to be more eclectic and make sure we pick the right people for the right jobs.