Reflections on a Grecian Turn

ZeroHedge comments on life in Greece: “Around 1000 people per day are still losing their jobs in Greece with the percentage of the population not working now uncomfortably larger than those who are employed. This is creating drastic – or perhaps more aptly philosophical – reflections by its people. As the BBC reports, the feeling in Greece is that a “whole generation is on hold” and there is a growing trend towards the creation of self-sustaining eco-communities – free of the ties of money and modern civilization. “What others saw as a global economic crisis, [Greeks] saw as a crisis of civilization” and so they are trying something different, growing their own food, bartering with one another, and exchanging surpluses with other villages.

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