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Greece: don’t take things at face value

My blog on Greece (originally on this website) has been republished as an article by Left Foot Forward:

At first sight, the natural sympathies of many people, especially on the left, will be with Greece. Is this not a plucky little country, standing up to the IMF and the richer eurozone countries to oppose austerity politics? And there can be nothing but sympathy for the plight of ordinary Greek citizens after a big drop in their standard of living, high unemployment and cuts to even basic public services.

But anyone who has actually looked into the figures and the details of this ongoing saga will know that it isn’t so simple.

Read the full article on the Left Foot Forward website.