Dangerous phe­nom­ena

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The phe­nom­e­non of Artemis Sorras – the self-pro­claimed tril­lion­aire who has set up a move­ment, with mem­ber­ship fees, and claims to be ready to pay off Greece’s debt – should be some­thing that causes grave con­cern. What it il­lus­trates – and this is the crux of the matter – is that the more so­ci­ety is pushed to­ward poverty and des­per­a­tion, the more peo­ple will be ready to be­lieve any politi­cian or fraud­ster promis­ing a so­lu­tion, how­ever lu­di­crous. The jus­tice sys­tem has taken too long in deal­ing with this in­di­vid­ual, dis­play­ing un­jus­ti­fied lax­ity in its task of pro­tect­ing the pub­lic in­ter­est. Fi­nally, how­ever, it is step­ping in and that is a good thing, even if it may end up be­ing too lit­tle, too late. It is im­per­a­tive that the coun­try’s in­sti­tu­tions do their jobs to pro­tect so­ci­ety from such dangerous phe­nom­ena.

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