26 January 2015
Long term readers readers will know that I usually don't support mainstream economics by mentioning it in a non-critical light, and certainly not by linking to it. This case is a little different. A squinty eyed reading of the last four chapters of Krugman's Times piece this morning might actually be construed as calling for economic revolution in Greece. A stretch maybe?
The election of Alexis Tsipras of Syriza as Greek Prime Minister is a joyous sign, the winds are blowing back in our direction dear leftists. Can we put aside our petty differences and focus on what makes us the same? In the United States the shattered left has a long way to go. Can Greece lead the way? Honestly I doubt it, a movement back to social democracy does not address underlying economic and class issues, and is certainly not a revolutionary economic shift, but it is certainly preferable in my mind to an austerity program.
Solidarity and Hope on a soon to be snow filled morning.