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A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015

 
 

 
 

Oversight of Cyprus banks: how it should work

Clive Crook has this to say about the proposed legislation to tax depositors in Cyprus, an idea he labels as “stupid.” “You want bank bondholders to be concerned about the safety of their investment, so that t...
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How frequently do we use opengov services?

A nice chart below on the top online tasks carried out by frequent users in the UK. Note the lag in opengov service use relative to such tasks as reading the news, making purchases online, or engaging in some form of entertainm...
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Obviating political responsibility: violence and the left in Greece

By Kostas A. Lavdas ‘Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand With a grip that kills it.’ Rabindranath Tagore Hardly a day goes by without an analysis appearing in the international media on the rise of the extreme righ...
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Come to Greece and see for yourself

By Diego Salas The center of Thessaloniki, by Aristotle square, is normally tagged as a zone for tourists to avoid during times of protests. I had no idea what Greek protests would look like and I didn’t think realistically t...
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315 charts on poverty and inequality

The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development has just released data on poverty and inequality for all OECD mamber states in the form of some 315 charts, including one interactive chart on income distribution and pov...
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Wanted: the right kind of Greeks

By David Wisner A contestant in a British reality show called “The Apprentice” has indicated in an interview that there are certain types of children she will not allow her own kids to play with. For one, they need ...
 

 
 

Politis forum: journalists or losers?

Politis has invited Krysta Kalachani and guest contributor Sakis Ioannides, of Parallaxi, to comment on Παναγιώτης Μένεγος, “Δημοσιογράφος, ο μεγάλος χαμένος (και) της κ...
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Disrupt and occupy

Start-ups are all the rage. Even the prestigious international politics journal Foreign Affairs agrees. Correspondingly, a debate has emerged on the precise value to the global economy of such business activity. Whither Greece ...
 
 
 

Citizenship resources online

By Niko Adamopoulos Editor’s note. Niko Adamopoulos is a summer intern at the Dukakis Center from Colgate University, where he is a junior in international studies. While in Thessaloniki he will volunteer in local humanit...
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Armed revolution… or democracy?

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship We were struck this week by one response to our broadcast last week on gun violence and the Newtown school killings. A visitor to the website wrote, “It is interesting to me that Bill Mo...
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