#1
Last week, Syriza (extreme left party in Greece) got the almost absolute majority of votes there.

Their main points are the following:
-let's not pay our debt to the EU
-let's nationalize industries
-let's take some money form the rich and give it to the poor

So far the Athens' stock exchange dropped of around 20%.

Are they gonna succeed and bring Greece back on track, or are they gonna miserably fail and make the life conditions even worse?
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#2
I flipped a coin and it turned up to be heads. So yeah they're gonna miserably fail.
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#3
I hope so. It should stick it to the right wing and their ideological enforced austerity measures of public cut backs and promoting the private sector to fill the gap.

Merkel's forced austerity on Greece is oppressive and is enforcing German economic dominance. It should be viewed as an act of war and the Greeks certainly have a right to say "NO" and try to see if a different path can work for them.
#4
Anything is better than Golden Dawn.

As for those three points, they could either be good or really bad.

It would be extremely helpful if Greece could have its debt forgiven. Based on what I'm reading (I don't really follow Greek politics), they're going to take it to the EU and have some valid cases for it, not just go 'hell naw' and not pay the debt, which could just hurt them (not that I'm siding with Merkel and friends with this).

Nationalising industries can go either way depending on what they nationalise and how they do it. Historically this of course produces mixed results, and regardless it'll probably hurt short term considering it will give the image of more economic instability.

Alleviating taxes on the poor will be very good, and I'm reading that only luxury and second homes will be taxed now. I am okay with that.

Again, I don't follow Greek politics all that much (even if I've been paying attention to the economic issues) but if I had to make a prediction, it'll probably get worse. Not because the ideas are bad but because outside forces will make sure they fail. Last I checked things were getting slightly better there (at least not getting worse) and any negative effects of this may be short term if we're being optimistic.
#5
- I just wish every country would find peace and live happily for the rest of their lives.
- I like that take from rich, give to poor thing, especially if these rich are evil
#6
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I hope so. It should stick it to the right wing and their ideological enforced austerity measures of public cut backs and promoting the private sector to fill the gap.

Merkel's forced austerity on Greece is oppressive and is enforcing German economic dominance. It should be viewed as an act of war and the Greeks certainly have a right to say "NO" and try to see if a different path can work for them.

Greeks don't have a right to say no. They have a right to pay our money back and don the reforms. The reforms will help them in the long run. Special licenses for certain jobs to restrict competition, stop working at 60, massive waste in the government run enterprises etc.etc. THese reforms are not just for our benefit, but also for theirs.

Markets know greece can't do without transforms. that's why they have dropped them AGAIN. There is no country to save if the government keeps burning all bridges.
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#8
Fuck no.

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#9
It would be nice if they did, but for me, optimism died more than 10 years ago.

I predict tanks on the streets, confronting police, bleeding plebs, raging crowd, burning cars, who'll be alive?
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#11
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Greeks don't have a right to say no. They have a right to pay our money back and don the reforms. The reforms will help them in the long run. Special licenses for certain jobs to restrict competition, stop working at 60, massive waste in the government run enterprises etc.etc. THese reforms are not just for our benefit, but also for theirs.\

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#13
Very very doubtful.
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#14
I have my doubts but I really hope they do.


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#16
It will fail, perhaps even more spectacularly than the previous. Best of luck to those idiots.
#17
There will be some sort of deal done between Greece and its creditors, I imagine. They will still have to pay back their debts though.
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#18
This is just the return of communism in Europe guys. They must be destroyed!
#19
If it wasn't for the debt to the EU, I could see Greece getting better. But considering how much the EU loves money, I can't see them getting out of it that easily.
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I predict tanks on the streets, confronting police, bleeding plebs, raging crowd, burning cars, who'll be alive?


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#21
I hope so. While I think Germany is being a hard-on with the austerity policies, Greece needs to get their shit together and actually pay their taxes. A little give and take. That said, I don't know what Germany thought austerity was going to do other than not create more debt. It's certainly not going to lead to an economic boom to help pay back existing debt. How is debt-to-GDP going to fall when austerity chokes your economy to death?
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I hope so. While I think Germany is being a hard-on with the austerity policies, Greece needs to get their shit together and actually pay their taxes. A little give and take. That said, I don't know what Germany thought austerity was going to do other than not create more debt. It's certainly not going to lead to an economic boom to help pay back existing debt. How is debt-to-GDP going to fall when austerity chokes your economy to death?


I agree. Imposing austerity only weakens an economy and makes it impossible to repay your debts, which is exactly what the bankers want.

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