I always try to point people to the good free content that pops up over at Foreign Affairs, and this issue, it’s an essay on Greek politics from an Oxford law, Pavlos Eleftheriadis. Go read. Here’s a teaser quote:
Yet the recent comeback masks deep structural problems. To tidy its books, Athens levied crippling taxes on the middle class and made sharp cuts to government salaries, pensions, and health-care coverage. While ordinary citizens suffered under the weight of austerity, the government stalled on meaningful reforms: the Greek economy remains one of the least open in Europe and consequently one of the least competitive. It is also one of the most unequal.