Ο καπιταλισμός είναι ζωντανός και καλά, και εσείς ? … the first part of our title is an attempt for a Greek version of a stencil spotted on the Parisian pavement: “Capitalism is alive and kicking, what about you?“. Our Greek fellows will appreciate the question. They will also appreciate one of the reasons Capitalism finds a second wind every time one of those rescue packages are signed on their back.
Indeed, why is it that average Greek citizens seem to increasingly suffocate, whilst financial institutions and capital markets are actually “not that affected by the convulsions of the Greek street“*?