Saturday, 18 February 2012

Greece: is reform or revolution the answer?

Above is another video from the BBC’s Newsnight programme on the Greek economic crisis; this time from 13 February with former PASOK finance minister and current environment minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou debating Greece’s options with London-based economics professor Costas Lapavitsas, who’s become something of a regular in the Guardian comments pages arguing that Greece should default and leave the euro. Papaconstantinou pins a great deal of blame for the Greek economic crisis on the Greeks themselves, for the corrupt, inefficient and unproductive economy and society they created and is scathing of Lapavitsas, accusing him of putting forward arguments that are nothing more than ‘a collection of slogans’.

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