Right now Syriza is neck and neck with New Democracy in Greece for the upcoming elections in Greece. So it is worthwhile to take a look at what Syriza is actually saying and what the consequences of their program would be. I have a copy of their policy platform translated into English and want to give you a sense of what Syriza is saying.
Here are the five main bullet points to remember regarding their political positioning (highlighting added):
"We reject the theory of the ‘collective guilt’ of the Greek people for the policies implemented by Greek and European governments. We reject perceptions that deliberately conceal the responsibilities of the policies applied and the interests that benefited from these. It is not the ‘genetic makeup’ of the Greek people that is respon...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.