Saturday, August 6, 2016

Yanis Varoufakis — Galbraith’s letter to Kathimerini: Let’s talk about academic-journalistic ethics, shall we?


Spat in progress. 

10 comments:

Matt Franko said...

"Spat "

imo we should not take sides in such thing....

Ryan Harris said...

It's important not because of the details of the attack itself, but because it is a backlash against the people who opened the curtains on the EU political process by rejecting orthodoxy. Galbraith is low hanging fruit politically but in economic circles, it sends a message to the academics who create the politically acceptable orthodox economic narrative.

Matt Franko said...

Well what is their solution if they are so smart?

Matt Franko said...

"by rejecting orthodoxy."

I don't remember them (Syriza) doing that....

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Bob said...

With the EU relaxing their debt limits for Portugal and Italy, these Greeks should be directing their energy elsewhere.

Tom Hickey said...

Remember the film, The Mouse that Roared, about a tiny country overlooked country that declares war on the US to get attention.

Greece should start cozying up to Russia and playing Russia against the US and Europe (read NATO). Greece is NOT expendable for the US and Western Europe. The Greeks need to wake up to this and use it as big stack of bargaining chips.

Six said...

23 Greeks ("trained in the U.S.") sent a letter to the president of the University of Texas instructing him to, and I paraphrase, "keep his ho on a leash!".

WTF? The world keeps getting more peculiar.

Kaivey said...

I remember the film, I think if was an old English comedy. There was a tin pot dictator in it. Quite good, I loved it a kid.

Yes, Greece should align with Russia. That would freak the US- who next?

Ignacio said...

Greece could not reject the orthodoxy, as the population was under the spell of the euro and the politicians feared short term (intense) pain and possible backlashes (military coups, far right govt etc.).

The reality is that under the brutal assault it was by the out of control ECB they would have faced food and medicine shortages. Venezuela in Europe, not something they would have allowed to happen.

They should have taken Schauble deal, with a plan to minimise pain while Greece got out of the euro. Instead the pussy politicians listened to the usual suspects (including part of their population which has profited from miss-driven policies last decade(s)) and didn't do the correct thing to save their own neck.