Sunday, October 16, 2011

Project Greece!

I have often criticised what has been written for being descriptive and not prescriptive.

Thus: Here Goes.

Greece does not need a plan.  Greece needs a project.  An economic development project.

I have often excoriated the EuroCrats for many things.  Among them, for trying to destroy Greece.  Most recently, for acting like monkeys chasing their own tales.

Here is a project.

To the EuroCrats:

If you don't like it, ignore it.
If you don't like it, tweak it.

Don't waste your time arguing with me.  I do not discuss, debate, or defend my conclusions.  And I certainly don't waste time "talking about it."  The last is the infection that is rotting away at the core of America.  Certainly you should not find satisfaction in America's financial problems.  If you feel you look good by comparison, you don't


Divestment or divestiture of Government owned assets.

Big Business and Big Government worship at the same church.  You are no better off if the Government owns the business than you are if the plutocrats own the business.

This includes but is not limited to:

The Power Company

The Bus Company

The Phone company

(If any of the above are not owned by the government, I apologise.  Now let's move on.)

Onwership of the aforementioned businesses by the Greek people.  Not through a public entity but rather a private one.

Offer the workers of the aforementioned:

A job with the company.

Ownership of stock in the company.

A Profit Sharing Plan

Health Benefits.

A Retirement Plan

There is incentive when a person working for the company gets a share of the profit.

The Government will receive revenues from Corporate Taxes, Income taxes, and Capital Gains taxes.  This is how the Greek People will help to support the government that will in turn help the people of Greece.

Limit Foreign Ownership of Stock in the Companies.


Offer incentives for Foreign Investors who start companies in Greece that

Create Jobs for Greek Citizens

Manufacture Export Products to help reduce or eliminate a Balance of Trade Deficit.

If you are not already doing it, create a small business association organisation to help Greek Citizens open businesses to own and operate

Greek Tourism Offices
Greek Tourist Sites
Greek Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Greek Economic Development Councils

Promote Junior Year Abroad and Summer Session for Foreign Students who want to study

These are only a few Projects that can be worked into the EuroWizards' Plans to save Greece.

Bon Chance.


Copyright (c) 2011 Slim Fairview

Alors! EuroCrats: Man Up or Move On!

The EuroCrats have finally sunk to a new low.  Even for the EuroCrats. 

They have a new plan

Sell the old plan like a sales manager at a pep rally for brush salesmen.


Did you do it before?


Did it work?


Don't do that!


Did you do it before?

Hip, hip hooray.

Did it work?

Hip, hip hooray.

Don't do that?

The reason why it didn't work is because we didn't have enthusiasm.  We didn't have momentum.  We were not excited about the product.

The WSJ: Reports from the EuroZone

The new plan is built on three central elements:

A new bailout for Greece,

An effort to shore up the banks affected by Greek losses - and potential future losses from other troubled euro zone countries

Additional firepower for the bloc's bailout fund, to provide a reassuring backstop.

That is the same plan.  What changed?  The enthusiasm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From the New York Times Headline News

G-20 Seeks Broader Solution for Europe Debt Crisis

François Baroin, the French finance minister, said after talks on Friday that officials had “already come to some agreements that will be very important,” but he did not elaborate.

Other quotes included enthusiasm and momentum.

At this point in time, the EuroCrats look like monkeys chasing their own tails and chattering with delight when they catch them.

There is nothing new but the flavour of a brush salesmen pep rally.

The EuroCrats are wallowing in their own academic lethargy, indolence, and sloth.  Despite the fact that they are all intelligent, educated, and experienced, they are still clutching retentively to their ideology like a two year old with his hands down his diaper.

The EuroCrats will not solve the problem with a multi-national dog & pony show; an empowerment & dignity festival; or a Smörgåsbord.

Since you refuse to take a great , bi, fat, hint and a half, I will take the initiative for you.

I will be posting a Greek Economic Development Project very shortly.

If you don't like it, IGNORE IT.
If you don't like it, TWEAK IT.

However, don't waste your time arguing with me.  You had a dozen chances.  You kept doing the same thing time and time again.

Did things get more high, good, better?


Did things get more low, bad, worse?


Don't do that stuff, anymore.

As I said before, "Put me in charge.  I can do just as bad a job, but I can come up with much better excuses.  The dog ate my economic development report."

Bon chance.


ps.  Did a French bank suffer a rating downgrade?  Did I not tell you that would happen?

Copyright (c) 2011 Slim Fairview