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Is education the first thing that a country in crisis(such as Greece) should change or is the reform of its economy more important at first?

Do you believe that education is much more important to change in order to change the structure of the society in the long-term or is the economy the first thing that we need to change in order to get prosperity? Some people say that education needs good funding in order to change, and some others that economy needs great education and knowledge so as to change. Are they really that connected with each other? What is your opinion on this?

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  • Apr 6 2013: Maybe Greece doesn't have as many problems as you believe. Except for the EEC and the Euro maybe things can be fixed. Why do you want to pretend to be a bunch of Germans, Frence, or Northern Europeans? That's fine for them, but no one dreams of being Zorba the German or Dutch Zorba. Some people relax and are happy, and others are stressed workaholics. The per capita income will be lower in Greece, but do you really care?
    If so don't listen to me.
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      Apr 6 2013: Your reply really moved me George. I totally agree with you. People should not need all this wealth in order to live fine. Relaxing by the sea and living simply is a great thing. However, today as you can see from the recent news with North Korea, the US and the rest of the world, we must never be relaxed about our future and therefore we must have some sufficient educational background (and of course sufficient will) in order to face all these remixes. It is really controversial. Unfortunately this is where 21st century and the human nature brought us to.
      To recapitalize, I believe that somebody should first reserve the basics, and then and only then dream of being Zorba the Greek; which is rather desirable I come to you, George.
      • Apr 7 2013: I see what you are saying, and I don't completely disagree. I didn't want to be rude to people who live anyplace. Different countries have different cultures. We should all maximize the right values and efforts like America is not doing now. Deindustrialization is crazy for us. What is right for Greece, I don't have a clue. Neither do the Germans, nor the Greeks in regard to what taxes the Germans should pay. In short, I agree with the English in that the Euro was a bad idea as implemented. God bless us each and everyone, but destroying economic growth in Greece is only good if the Greeks want it. I can't believe you would want the economy the bankers want for you.

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