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I've argued before that that will likely just mean rent extraction by Siemens

heh, you really are on to them...

probably already working out the spin to sell it as logical.

syriza must just be waiting for the votes to roll in next election...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Feb 17th, 2013 at 06:31:27 PM EST
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syriza must just be waiting for the votes to roll in next election...
That's assuming there is a next election.
The dislike of government spending policy as such is overcome under fascism by the fact that the state machinery is under the direct control of a partnership of big business with fascism.  The necessity for the myth of 'sound finance', which served to prevent the government from offsetting a confidence crisis by spending, is removed.  In a democracy, one does not know what the next government will be like.  Under fascism there is no next government.
(Political Aspects of Full Employment by Michal Kalecki)

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Feb 17th, 2013 at 09:09:07 PM EST
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Right now they're using the Media and TV against SYRIZA accusing it of caving in and becoming more systemic, less radical and of flirting with terrorists, being irresponsible, violent and for lawlessness at the same time. It works, sort of, SYRIZA is stuck around its last electoral result and ND has fallen by "only" ~3-4% while the socialists are at around half of what they had last June and DIMAR a bit down. The nazis are at >10%, it seems that they have a hard percentage roof of at most 15%, but for the time being SYRIZA seems to have a similar roof at 30-32%. Making sure that popular dissatisfaction leads people to vote Nazi rather than turn left is a major subtheme of media manipulation - thus the toleration of Nazis and lack of horror stories about them despite the daily incidents that they're involved in...

Mind you things are going to hell really fast as social tensions are mounting again - SYRIZA is trying to make inroads where it has been weakest: rural populations and senior citizens. But these guys are perfectly capable of starting a civil war rather than allow outsiders to gain power: its not only their increasingly quasi-criminal ship-owning backers and bankers... there are skeletons in the former two-party closet enough to keep courts busy for a decade...

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake

by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Sun Feb 17th, 2013 at 09:36:00 PM EST
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Siemens, bankers and shipowners paying some euros a day on the top of unemployment benefit paid by Greece to the people who build the plants. EU seems to be very good at solving the most pressing problem at the time but much worse at doing it in a fair way. Because unemployment is replacing bank and sovereing solvency as the main problem I would bet that something will done to "solve" it as previous problems have been "solved".
by Jute on Tue Feb 19th, 2013 at 08:21:10 AM EST
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