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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Is This Where Greek Society Presently Is At?

"Economic privation proceeds by easy stages, and so long as men suffer it patiently the outside world cares little. Physical efficiency and resistance to disease slowly diminish, but life proceeds some how, until the limit of human endurance is reached at last and counsels of despair and madness stir the sufferers from the lethargy which preceeds the crisis. Then man shakes himself, and the bonds of custom are loosed. The power of ideas is sovereign, and he listens to whatever instruction of hope, illusion, or revenge is carried to him on the air. (...) 

But who can say how much is endurable, or in what direction men (Greeks?) will seek at last to escape from their misfortunes?"

John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of Peace

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