Why Greece’s socialists just might be political masterminds

The Washington Post

Why Greece’s socialists just might be political masterminds

If [Prime Minister Alexis] Tsipras had set out in January to take Greece out of the eurozone, it is very hard to think of anything he would have done differently. He won the election on a pledge to respect the overwhelming desire of voters to remain in the eurozone, which meant he had no choice but to go through the motions of negotiating with Greece’s creditors for as along as they were willing to indulge him. If Grexit was always his goal, then his only challenge was to ensure the talks dragged on until the bailout expired, capital controls were introduced and the country defaulted, making a euro exit hard to avoid.

If this was Mr. Tsipras’s plan, he has played it perfectly.

He has played it so perfectly, in fact, that the rest of the world is busily calling Tsipras and his advisers naïve and incompetent, not realizing that he’s already won.

Kui see peaks tõsi olema, siis minu tõmbasid nad haneks.

About Kristjan

Defitsiidi terrorismi vastase pataljoni eriüksuslane (finantsignorantsuse vastu võitlemise osakond). Treening: MMT, postkeinsism, Tartu Ülikool Majandusteadus
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