[Marxism] Greece’s Finance Minister sends a more moderate message

Dayne Goodwin daynegoodwin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 16:41:04 MST 2015


Greece’s Feisty Finance Minister Tries a More Moderate Message
“All we’re asking is for,” Yanis Varoufakis said, “is an opportunity
to put together a proposal that will minimize the costs of Greece’s
loan agreement and give this country a chance to breathe again after
policies that created massive social depravity.”

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/business/international/greeces-feisty-finance-minister-tries-a-more-moderate-message.html>

by Liz Alderman
NYTimes
January 29, 2015

ATHENS — In the first days after the election victory of the leftist
party Syriza in Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, the new finance minister,
has lobbed some rhetorical grenades, referring to his country’s
foreign-imposed austerity budgets as “fiscal waterboarding” and
calling Greece’s international bailout deals “a toxic mistake.”

Now, faced with the need to make good on promises to negotiate debt
relief for his beleaguered nation, he seems eager to send a more
moderate message.
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