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Examples of deceptions and descriptions of techniques to detect them. This Blog encourages the awareness of deception in daily life and discussion of practical means to spot probable deceptions. Send your examples of deception and counter-deception to colonel_stech@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

 

Predictable Surprises: Greece Fire Spreading?

Debt travails add urgency to eurocrats’ angst

A senior Brussels diplomat confided over a bottle of champagne a suspicion that Greece will eventually be forced out of the eurozone
http://link.ft.com/r/9ULF66/WTLOAP/ZB64XL/BMVB6G/HDXLLP/XL/h?a1=2011&a2=6&a3=28

 

Is it just me, or are the headline writers enjoying pocketsful of wry these days?

Eurocrats and angst? Over a bottle of bubbly in Brussels? We should all suffer such angst!

The travail is quite real. It may be that human are self-deceived in believing we can afford rampant free marketism and  rampant democratic politics at the same time (NB: the Chinese have exempted themselves from this dilemma, as they are wont to do).

As a species we may not be sufficiently evolved to live with two ideologies with so many inherent contradictions.

Didn’t someone famous say it takes a high degree of intelligence to simultaneously hold two incompatible thoughts?

 

Description: North America Issue Cover for Jun 25th 2011

http://www.economist.com/node/18867009?story_id=18867009

 

 


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