Κάνοντας Δουλειές Σε Μια Πτωχευμένη Χώρα

08 Ιουνίου 2011 | 2 σχόλια

Έλληνα αναγνώστη, instapaper this: Ένα καταπληκτικό άρθρο που περιγράφει πώς γίνονται οι δουλειές σε μια χώρα που έχει πτωχεύσει (την Αργεντινή), όπου τα επιτόκια είναι στα ουράνια, ο πληθωρισμός καλπάζει, το κράτος δεν έχει φράγκο και η διαφθορά είναι παντού.

On the day his country exploded, Santiago Bilinkis stayed at home and watched the riots on television with his wife and infant son. It was painful. In Buenos Aires, one of the world's great cities, looters were attacking grocery stores. Bilinkis's bank account—along with every other account in the country—had been frozen by executive decree three weeks earlier. Argentina was out of money.

This was December 20, 2001, a Thursday. That afternoon, several people were killed by police in front of the executive office building, known as the Pink House, and President Fernando de la Rúa resigned and fled the capital in a helicopter. In the days that followed, Argentina would cycle through four more presidents and default on debts totaling $155 billion. Unemployment would soar to 25 percent, and local governments, unable to pay their workers, would simply invent and print their own currencies. It was the beginning of the worst financial crisis in Argentina's history—and by some estimations the worst peacetime financial crisis in the history of the world.

Άλλαξε το "Argentina" με το "Greece" και ορίστε: Ένα κείμενο για την Ελλάδα του 2018.

Για περισσότερο διάβασμα: Instapaper these.