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  1. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    Beware of bankers marketing debt!

  2. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 8 hours ago

    Beware of TPP!

  3. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, about 5 hours ago

    Beware of the Troika.

  4. Michael Wme

    Michael Wme said, about 4 hours ago

    When someone with no money is convinced to take out an ‘easy payment’ loan that they cannot, in fact, possibly repay, it’s all their fault. Absolutely no fault attaches to the bankers who made the loans, they were just doing their jobs. And those who only loan to individuals are JV. The REAL bankers specialise in sovereign loans, where the entire wealth of a country is pledged as collateral. Then the country MUST repay the sovereign loan, even if it means no food or healthcare for its ordinary citizens (the leaders, of course, must get their sliver of baksheesh for their compliance with the bankers’ rightful demands). Plus, all the country’s resources must be sold at foreclosure prices if the country doesn’t have the money to repay. And with penalties and interest, the payments should be permanent, so ordinary citizens will be working hard so all their earnings can go to the hard working bankers in perpetuity. And everyone agrees that the Parthenon will look MUCH better in Berlin than it does in Athens.
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    Beyond the Greek Impasse
    https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/beyond-greek-impasse?utm_source=freelist-f&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Gweekly&utm_campaign=20150630&utm_content=readmoretext&mc_cid=cb02e5b4b7&mc_eid=e61b98804d

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 hours ago

    @Michael Wme

    The rich are holy, blameless creatures, and so therefore if something goes wrong in the financial world, it must be the fault of those wicked, scheming poor who take advantage of the kind-hearted largesse of the rich.

    This is why, in the event of any financial crash or crisis, the first step taken should always be to punish the poor, as severely as possible, as they are always the ones to blame.

  6. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    The analogy only holds true as long the person going into debt got there because of circumstances beyond their control. That’s not really the case here. Greece got where it was through years of bad management, corruption, and a pension system which encourages people to retire early and make money in a shadow market that’s untaxed. I’m not saying that there aren’t many Greeks who aren’t being caught in the crossfire here. But part of that blame rests on them empowering a system that put them there. It also has to be pointed out that the creditors were not unwilling to compromise to some extent. Syriza hasn’t acted in a manner that’s really all that becoming either. ( http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/01/us-eurozone-greece-negotiations-specialr-idUSKCN0PB4QK20150701 ). This isn’t really an ‘evil banker steps all over the poor’ narrative. This is a story of incompetent management on the Greek side and power mongering on the German side.

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