2011-07-03

Fire Sale

Pass på, nu ska Grekland slumpas bort, den europeiska dårskapen firar nya triumfer.

Bl.a. är 39 flygplatser, 850 hamnar, järnvägar, motorvägar, vatten och avloppssystem, energibolag, banker, försvarsindustri, tusentals ha mark att bygga på, kasinon och det statliga lotteriet.

Ett helt land till salu för fyndpris, köp fyra flygplatser och betala för två typ. Ett tillfälle för den kapitalstarke som har tumme med Goldman Sachs och de andra som förmedlar slantarna och så att säga ytterst blir ägarna av Grekland.


Det kommer säkert att göra underverk för den Grekiska ekonomin när alllt det som tidigare varit offentlig infrastruktur till knappt självkostnadspris kommer att bli betydligt dyrare, en ökad kostnad i den Grekiska ekonomin som förstås kommer att få ”betalas” med att greken måste dra ner på annan konsumtion och ännu fler blir arbetslösa.

”Junk economics” firar nya triumfer i det alltmer galna Europa.

Redan innan EU/IMF ”hjälpen” till Grekland var klubbat hade socialist regimen i Grekland ”road show” i Storbritannien för att locka hugade spekulanter till den stora köpfesten till av det som nyligen var Grekernas hemland sen tusentals år:

Greece puts €50bn of national assets on sale in hotel ballroom
“Christodoulakis denied that the hastily arranged sell-off was a fire sale, preferring to describe it as a "professionally managed privatisation plan".”

“…a fellow Greek interrupted to say the sell-off was "destroying our country", Christodoulakis said there was "no point crying over spilt milk" and told his countryman to "try and be optimistic".”

Så talar en sann PASOK socialist, vars regeringschef är ordförande i Socialistinternationalen.

George Christodoulakis
George graduated from the Athens University of Economics & Business where he obtained his first degree in Economics and his first Masters in Economics & Econometrics. Following, he obtained his Masters and PhD in Finance from the University of London, Birkbeck College.
Greece's special secretary for asset restructuring and privatisations
Been an advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Greece and has substantial experience in the banking sectors of London and Athens.


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Mer:

Nail That Coffin Shut!
Alexander Cockburn

How many nails does it require to whack down forever the coffin lid on European social democracy? Lenin, outraged in 1914 at the sight of Social Democratic parties across Europe rallying behind their national flags and voting war credits to unleash the horrors of the First World War, would have been caustically unsurprised just over a century later at the current spectacle in Athens.

Here, last Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou won a no-confidence vote for what Michael Hudson describes in his article on this site today as a program for national suicide, …

Let's move now to the case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Lenin would have given yet another caustic laugh at the sight of Strauss-Kahn calculating that the post of managing director of the IMF – bludgeon of the major capitalist powers to extort money from the poorer nations – as a fine qualification to be the presidential candidate of the French social democrats. To assist in this cause, Mark Hosenball revealed recently for Reuters that he retained TD International, a Washington DC consulting firm run by former CIA officers and U.S. diplomats, to promote his quest for the IMF post. Lately Strauss-Kahn's legal team has informally sought public relations advice from TD Internationa

Pure Victims, Real Human Beings
Straight from Riker’s Island to the Elysée? There’s a political arc worthy of Brecht and Weill! Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been sprung from house arrest in Manhattan and his supporters in France are agitating for his re-insertion into the presidential race against Sarkozy even though DSK cannot as yet leave the United States.

And yes, in Britain, Labour leader Edward Miliband has just condemned teachers and civil servants for their one-day work stoppage to protest savage Conservative government cuts in pensions. The sheep-like Miliband declared the one-day strike "wrong". As I wrote here last week, hamer the coffin lid down on the corpse of social democracy.

3 comments:

Björn Nilsson sa...

Den överdimensionerade krigsmakten verkar dock vara undantagen från "besparingarna".

Teckentydaren sa...

Vem ska annars mota den lede ottomanske turken?

Man kanske skulle försöka fynda ett grekiskt tempel, skulle imponera på grannarna med lite antika grekiska kolonner. Det går förmodligen att göra rotavdrag på det som tillbyggnad. En gemensam insats av skattebetalarna och den enskilde för att bistå den stackars Greken.

Jan Wiklund sa...

Christodoulakis kommenteras här på RSA Animate av Barbara Ehrenreich: http://comment.rsablogs.org.uk/videos/page/3/

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