Austerity might seem to visit an element of justice on the spendthrift borrowers. However, creditors who cheerfully and wildly
I'll get into the particulars of what this strategy might look like in a moment, but what concerns me in the meantime is
Populism's strength is homegrown. Putin is merely fanning the flames.
While Syriza created neither the economic crisis nor the refugee crisis, its incompetence and opportunism have worsened their impacts on Greece and have undermined the country's position within Europe.
The debt-ridden government promised to cut pension funds and raise tax rates in exchange for international bailout funds.
The former finance minister is attempting a second act.
What are we to make of Syriza's victory in the Greek election? Does this mean that the battle for Greece's future is over, and that those who claimed that there was no alternative to prolonged depression, mass unemployment and a more unequal and frankly, uglier society have won?
As an activist for liberty, I am pained by the failure of the similarly anti-establishment and still-largely-insurgent liberty movement to replicate either Ron Paul's successes of four years ago, or the successes of its present political opponents -- a democratic socialist, Sanders, and I'm-not-sure-what-to-call-him-but-he-looks-like-a-populist-fascist, Trum