A lack of re­spect

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The dis­rup­tion caused by the changes in­tro­duced to the so­cial se­cu­rity of the coun­try’s self-em­ployed pro­fes­sion­als – due to the gov­ern­ment’s in­ept han­dling of such an im­por­tant is­sue – is un­prece­dented. Equally un­nerv­ing is the lack of any sem­blance of prepa­ra­tion on the part of the coun­try’s left­ist-led coali­tion, which swept to power two years ago on a pro­gres­sive plat­form pro­fess­ing mer­i­toc­racy and an in­tent on fi­nally putting Greece’s trou­bled house in or­der. But none of the pledges for a new be­gin­ning has come to fruition. It is no won­der, and no co­in­ci­dence, that Greek busi­nesses and work­ers have es­sen­tially been left in the lurch. This is an un­ac­cept­able sit­u­a­tion that demon­strates clearly that no thought or prepa­ra­tion goes into any­thing. It also shows a mon­u­men­tal and hu­mil­i­at­ing in­dif­fer­ence to the coun­try’s in­creas­ingly dis­il­lu­sioned and de­mor­al­ized cit­i­zens who voted SYRIZA into of­fice with the hope of change, which never came.

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