The way out

After about two months of complete confinement, we appear to have suddenly come out of it. Just like that, from one moment to the next. During the past eight weeks Greek citizens have been bombarded with warnings from reputable epidemiologists about the lethal danger lurking outside our doors.

An entire army of talking heads have spread messages about the protective measures we should have taken, supposedly cultivating a sense of "personal responsibility." All this was necessary and truly life-saving for us all, and the government seems to have acted wisely and was trusted by its citizens.

However, the time has finally come for the economy. After the epidemiologists - experts or self-taught - all kinds of economists followed soon after. At this point, it was once again established that, in Greece, when we say "the economy," we mainly mean tourism and the plethora of...

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