OPINION

Some things are best left in the past

The Socialist government gives the impression that it is made up of two types of officials. On the one hand, there is that group of politicians who appear to realize that the country is in real danger of bankruptcy. While on the other, there are those who insist on living in their own little universe, in a bubble that bears no resemblance to reality. Growth cannot come about through further expansion of the state, nor by setting up new bodies and committees and recycling policies and ideas that are best left back in the 1980s where they belong. And yet we are seeing a number of PASOK government officials insist on promoting an obsolete statist model that does nothing more than reproduce graft and corruption and does very little toward actually helping bolster growth. However, there is certainly no money for such experimentation and most importantly there is no margin for making the same blunders committed during PASOK’s improvisations in the first four years of the 1980s.