How Greeks are Living in 2012

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Greeks are struggling and all signs point to more difficulties.

Mastery turns to the NYTimes for an indepth look at how Greek indivuals and familes are trying to get by.



The Way Greeks Live Now | By RUSSELL SHORTO


(NYTIMES.com) In a little brick-walled taverna in Athens, over a lunch of Cretan salad and stuffed grape leaves, a Greek journalist named Aris Hadjigeorgiou was holding forth one day in late November about the calamitous state of his city and country as only a veteran metropolitan reporter could. He explicated the insidious ways in which the upper echelons of Greek media were intertwined with the political structure, which prevented reporting of financial mismanagement and also clouded any hope for resolving the crisis. And he noted little things, like the leaflets on car windshields advertising moving companies: literal signs of the way the economic crisis was affecting Athens, as people angled for escape routes, either abroad or to the countryside. And how the mayor’s office was at that moment considering a quaint but cockeyed approach for the season’s Christmas lighting scheme: stringing lights around the city’s hundreds of shuttered storefronts. Continue...


source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/the-way-greeks-live-now.html