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9789934839689 - Zoltan Pogatsa: The Political Economy of the Greek Crisis
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Zoltan Pogatsa (?):

The Political Economy of the Greek Crisis (2014) (?)

ISBN: 9789934839689 (?) or 9934839687, in english, Lux Sit, Lux Sit, Lux Sit, New, ebook, digital download

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After half a decade of austerity based crisis management by international lenders, Greece is still caught up in a debt trap. Two thirds (!) of its youth is out of work and forty per cent of its population lives below the poverty line. Even the IMF has had to admit that stabilisation of the country has failed. Is Greece hopelessly corrupt and lazy as a matter of national character? This book starts out by refuting these widespread cultural stereotypes with hard empirical data. It then offers a more refined and complex explanation for Greece's troubled present by taking a scientific, international political economy based approach in a language that is accessible even to non economists. Hard data and graphs are used to illustrate arguments, as opposed to subjective opinions. The author takes a longer term perspective, reminding readers that in the post war decades Greece was the super high growth star economy of the time, posting solid 7-9% per cent growth rates annually for three continuous decades, with almost do debt. After the change to democracy in 1974, Greece decided to enter the European Communities, at which point its growth rate immediately dropped to almost zero, and the country deindustrialised in the face of fierce competition from Northern member states. Left wing populist prime minister Andreas Papandreou is often blamed for this collapse, but the author uses hard evidence to challenge the view that the original sin of reaching a debt level of above 100% of GDP in this period could be blamed squarely on him. The book then describes how, by the early nineties Greece was already in a state of sovereign debt crisis, twenty years prior to the present disaster. Participation in the Eurozone enabled Athens to avoid the impeding default. The critical (and still not corrected) birth defects of the Eurozone construction even fuelled a long decade of artificial boom, hiding from a generation of Greeks the fact that the economy of their country has severe structura
9789934839689 - Zoltan Pogatsa: The Political Economy of the Greek Crisis
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Zoltan Pogatsa (?):

The Political Economy of the Greek Crisis (?)

ISBN: 9789934839689 (?) or 9934839687, in english, Lux Sit, New, ebook, digital download

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This book starts out by refuting widespread cultural stereotypes about Greeks with hard empirical data. It then offers a more refined and complex explanation for Greeces troubled present by taking a scientific, international political economy based approach in a language that is accessible even to non economists. Hard data and graphs are used to illustrate arguments, as opposed to subjective opinions. The author takes readers through the post war decades of super high growth in Greece, the catastrophic entry into the European Communities, resulting in deindustrialisation, and the first sovereign debt crisis of the country at the beginning of the nineties. It explains the birth defects of the Eurozone construction which fuelled an artificial boom, and how a corrupt political class allowed special interests to capture the Greek state against the wishes of uninformed voters. It lays out how after 2009 the EU and the IMF attempted to cure Greeces troubles by causing even more harm with austerity and a debt haircut, failing to address crucial issues such as offshore tax havens, untaxed shipping, excessive military spending, one sided economic structure and inadequate investment into human capital.
9789934839689 - Zoltan Pogatsa: The Political Economy of the Greek Crisis
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Zoltan Pogatsa (?):

The Political Economy of the Greek Crisis (?)

ISBN: 9789934839689 (?) or 9934839687, in english, New, ebook, digital download

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