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Italy, Libya and Eritrea -From the History Archive

A poster from the Fascist era advertising the Tripoli Grand Prix in Italian Libya on   March 7, 1933 -Year eleven of the Fascist dictatorship.  Cost of a ticket?   Lira 12 Muammar Gaddafi  is dead since 2011 and Libya … Continue reading

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Italy, Libya and Eritrea -The Long Embrace

Turkish police carry the body of a dead Syrian child washed up on a tourist beach Well, Moammar Khadafi is dead and Libya has been in chaos ever since. Oil companies were licking their chops in anticipation eager to get … Continue reading

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Greece, Goldman and the Ethics of Capitalism

Goldman Headquarters Well the Greek deal with the European troika isn’t quite yet done but appears to be on the road to getting done leaving Greece with additional  years of depression level austerity and crushing debt.  A decade ago Greek … Continue reading

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Greece Has Spoken

Well the Greeks have spoken. After years of “austerity,” a gross national product contraction of some 25% and an unemployment rate of over 25% (probably much higher) the Greeks rejected more decades of austerity.  The vote wasn’t even close, contrary … Continue reading

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Greece Speaks

Tomorrow the Greeks vote; capitalist financial markets will be listening. The referendum was called because Greece failed to get concessions on debt relief after four months of negotiations with it’s creditors, represented by the International Monetary Fund, the European Central … Continue reading

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Syriza!

“As he climbed on an elevated stage in central Athens to give his victory speech on Sunday night, Alexis Tsipras looked more like a rock star than Greece’s newly-elected prime minister.” “Our people too have a right to joy and … Continue reading

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Toritto, Greeks, Turks and Ouzo

Toritto at the Acropolis – 1994   It’s 1994 and the Great American Travel Company sends me off to Athens to take a look at local operations. I haven’t been to Greece since 1966; Athens was a stop on my way … Continue reading

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