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 The amount of debatable in this post is awesomely huge. Why would the economic output of a Greek be lower than that of an American? Are they genetically inferior or something? Or maybe God said so? As the old man's example (see above) shows, the Greek are part of the reason of Germany's current enjoyable success. The tax evasion in Greece is high indeed, but have you looked at the tax evasion rates in the rest of Europe, especially illegal tax evasion (the subject of tax...
It did not work that well in Imperial Rome.Check out Rome's Capitolin Museums currency collection, btw, it's awesome. You'll see how Emperors had very similar problems to ours, even with a currency based on Silver, then Gold.
Yes, I totally concur with your argument here. The complexities of our financial system, our commercial interconnected systems, the industrial and services global economy (or economies...), the ridiculously large "black" economy both in Greece and "healthy (I doubt that)" countries, the elections systems in modern democracies, and all the side effects from these separately complex systems interacting makes the problem as much of a Greek problem as a German or US...
 Socialism works pretty well when it's not messed with by liberals, industrialist, Randians, and free capitalists.The real problem is not socialism versus capitalism, it's the lack of accountability of lesson-givers and high-flyers. Why are the people that enabled Greece's issues not prosecuted, including politicians of France and Germany, US bankers, Greek politicians , etc? Why aren't the people who knowingly made money out of these loans, including US and European...
Operating word being "they". You as a person owe 140k dollars in US debt, where the average Greek only owes 35k. Note that before the Greek government went honest about said debt, it ballooned from 13k. You never signed for this debt, and neither did they. If the US government went honest about their debt and the unbelievable financial system that enables it, the world economy would implode, by the way... People are accountable and responsible for their choices, that's...
 I agree. Let's start with everyone who has a higher debt than a Greek citizen, which includes you. What, you did not know? Shame on you to (like the Greeks that so irritate you) have not paid attention to the accruing debt owed by you, as a citizen.
Well, that's one convincing argument, for sure :)
TBH, this is not sufficient to get any insight, since it's not relative to population size. Even data per 1 000 000 users would already be insufficient, given the lack of information on the age of installations, for example. A very secure system that hasn't been properly maintained in years might be more likely to cause a fire than a less secure system that is brand new, due to ageing of materials, dust, etc.
For the benefit of Americans, our misguided cousins on the other side of the channel drive on the wrong side of the road, use a measuring system that's incompatible with the international, French-made one, and don't use the safest electrical plug in the world, which is French, of course.Just wanted to clear this up.
I feel sad for the developers who want it dead, but have to keep patching the codebase because Upper Management decided to keep it alive. Also, your mo... no, nothing.
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