this pressed from VOA: Tsipras Names Austerity Critic as Greek Finance Chief

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Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras poses for the photographers after taking a secular oath at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Jan. 26, 2015.

Tsipras Names Austerity Critic as Greek Finance Chief

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January 27, 2015 8:30 AM

An economist who has been an outspoken critic of Greece’s bailout deal with international lenders was named Tuesday as the country’s finance minister in the new leftist government.

Anti-austerity Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras picked Yanis Varoufakis for the key economic portfolio as he named other political supporters to his Cabinet after his Syriza party swept to victory in Sunday’s election.

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3 responses to “this pressed from VOA: Tsipras Names Austerity Critic as Greek Finance Chief

  1. Greeks continue to want to spend more revenue than they collect for social programs and subsidize by borrowing. Europeans esp Germany tired of loans. Soon the Greek debt will be at a point that no austerity measures will be enough and I don’t think borrowers interested in forgiving debt owed.

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    • I’m glad you feel this way! Don’t worry , be happy!
      thanks for your comment, and philosophy

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    • Hi Carl, this is an article I published today, I think, that may help you give the Greeks a shoulder to cry on ( 🙂 ), should you to do so…there is no positive outcome in beating a dead horse…but a lot in finding a better solution to revolving, compounding Who knows what else bankers come up with to make sure persons and countries cannot get out of debts!interest rates, and all…

      Lessons from 1953: The debt write-off behind Germany’s ‘economic miracle’

      http://f24.my/15UKcFq

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      Always a pleasure hearing from you, Carl!

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