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The list with the Greek reform proposals

Here, you will find the list with the Greeks government reform proposals.

Update (14:21 CET):

(A) There is no such thing as a blueprint for an effective ‘mixed’ economy. The effective functioning of markets and the government (including taxes and spending) is based upon consistency with historically contingency. What works in the West-Germany might not work in (former) East-Germany.

(B) With this in mind, the Greek proposals seem better designed than the measures in the Cypriot Memorandum of Understanding. The Greek proposals are much less bank centered – and therewith more balanced (more bluntly: the Greek plan admits that there are actually people living in Greece).They also take the crisis into account, not just as a shock to the banking system but to the entire Greek society (and therewith the eurozone…)

(C) At least to me the Greek measures seem to be more practical and to the point than the Cypriot ones which are either incredibly vague or overly precise (see points i and m on p. 46: abolishing the siësta, with a table with office times attached). But this requires a thorough point by point comparison.

(D) The Greek proposal is less depenndent on the use of phrases like ‘comprehensive reforms’, ‘sustainable improvement’, ‘relevant elements’, ‘necessary amendments’, ‘appropriate level’, ‘effective intervention’, ‘appropriately differentiated’, ‘promptly published’ (nice one!), ‘adequate and accurate information’ etcetera, etcetera. Whisfull phrasing.

(E) The Greek proposals are more revolutionary than the Cypriot MoU, surely when it comes to taxes, the efficiency of government and the broadening of the tax basis. They may, however, also be more consistent with historically contingency – and therwith with the evolutionary survival of Greek society.

And the Cypriot government of course has: “to allow for efficient seizure of property collateral”. Please, read Dean Baker on ‘right to rent‘.

  1. Dr. Timothy E. Nulty
    February 24, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    It appears to me that these are reforms that would be desirable in far more EU countries than just Greece!

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