George Pappas

Dr George Pappas is Executive Director of the International Center for Legal Studies in Asheville, North Carolina.

The Greeks Deserve Better from Europe

Greek Prime Minister Alex Tspiras announced a July 5th Referendum on whether Greece should accept the Troika’s final demand that Greece accept additional austerity measures in exchange for further loans. Countering the ‘shock and awe’ tactics of the Troika, the Greek leaders have drawn a ‘red line’ in the sand: democracy, not neoliberal hegemony, will…

The Greek Debt ‘Confidence Trick’

Greece’s best long term economic and budgetary policy lies in adopting the IPSAS accounting standard to kick start Greek job growth and rebuild its economic infrastructure.  As William Shakespeare said in Much Ado About Nothing, “Let every eye negotiate for itself And trust no agent.” As so it seems appropriate to cast our ‘eye’ upon…

Another Greek Myth: Freedom of the Press

Op-ed on the arrest of Kostas Vaxevanis for publishing the names of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts A warrant for Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis’ arrest was issued today [Ed. 28 October 2012] for the alleged crime of “violating privacy legislation” related to his bi-weekly magazine HOT DOC which published a list of 2,059 names and associated…