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Colourful nonsense

Monastiriotis, Vassilis (2012) Colourful nonsense. LSE Greece@LSE (07 Feb 2012). Website.

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[As the Greek politicians are drawing and re-drawing their “red lines”, their minimum thresholds against the demands of the troika, other ‘colouful’ Greek idioms come to mind, about “green horses” (meaning, imaginary realities), “black midnight” (meaning, utter ignorance) and, excuse my French, “blue ding-a-lings” (meaning, nonsensical drivel)…] In his latest intervention on the Greek issue, the famous economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman argues that the new measures proposed by the troika will not work and instead will exacerbate the problem of the Greek economy, sinking it deeper into recession. This is exactly the case; but this is not the issue.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/greeceatlse/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author(s)
Divisions: European Institute
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Hellenic Observatory
LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Hellenic Observatory
Research centres and groups > LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe
Collections > Greece@LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 08:08
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79443

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