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Athens vs Sparta, 2014 NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Management/politics/Life: The main choice has always been: Athens or Sparta. In Ancient Greece, in USSR vs USA, in US vs British Empire, Germany vs USA, Panathinaikos vs Olympiakos, Barcelona vs Real, Celtics vs Lakers, Celtic vs Glasgow Rangers (duo...
We are still living the effects of the criminal subprime crisis. NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 9 Months, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
The economy is an ongoing system. Current problems in Greece, EU, US and world stem from old habits and scleroses. But some of the remedies are alas faulty. And a major shift was caused in the 1990s and 2000s by the further shift of much of western e...
Inside EU Crisis: Greece NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 9 Months, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
With a whopping 28% jobless rate and a 20 p.c. dip in GDP since 2009, Greece is a special case or a view of things to come in the western world?@nickphilosoph21 on everything under the sun...
What is global? NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 9 Months, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
In this day and age of globalisation, there are certain things that are more global than others. As I wrote in an analysis back in 2004, global are things that six different people of different nationalities and walks of life on a long distance fligh...
The tuition issue will probably always haunt Nick Clegg NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 9 Months, 1 Week, 13 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Paddy Ashdown's 2012 decision  to lead on the LibDems' General Election campaign is great but I am afraid that the damage done to the credibility of the LibDems due to the tuition issue will, alas, probably always haunt Nick Clegg.@nickphilosoph...
What did/do the liberals and the Leninists had/have in common? NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 9 Months, 1 Week, 19 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
First realised and posted this analysis, in Greek, in 2004, at the online forum of the Bulls (www.bulls.gr), a liberal party in Greece. Their sensitivity against oligopolies and cartels.For their differences, see my full analysis, as written in 2004...
Agorocracy vs. Democracy NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Four years ago (June 2010), I was pointing out how Agorocracy vs. Democracy were fighting it out in EUrope and the world. How the financial system had gone out of bounds compared to other aspects of our lives. Since then, 44 months have passed. The s...
Greek notaries' strike: How national policy affects people and companies NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The Greek notaries' strike, announced today, is a great example of how policy affects people, companies, the economy.  How a policy measure causes a cascade of effects. Of relevance to other EU member states, EU (EU28) and investors. It was driv...
Who wants to f.... the/with the EU? NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The recent comments by a US official re the EU demonstrate that the EU needs to become more real in 2014. The triple hegemony is really not working, is it?@nickphilosoph21 on everything under the sun...
Left and Right, but where is the Center? NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
S&D Group President Hannes Swoboda said: "Monti as next Italian President could be a good choice. But let first Italians choose between right and left politics.” My comment: Left and right politics? Where are the centrist ones, in Europe in...
2012 Review: US vs EU models (dreams vs quality of life) NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 11 Months, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Even in 2012, US and EU systemics point to: US best to pursue your dreams, EU best for quality of life. In 2012, quality of life in the EU27 took a further beating and the European Social Model (with its variations) is under threat, with the "excus...
2013: What the times call for is for governments to ... NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 11 Months, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Topic (summary): What the times call for is for governments to get their act together and govern, via better planned and implemented policies. Topic (introduction): In countries such as the UK, one has seen a rise in voters and parties that are an...
From my personal diary; Thinking is hard work NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Two people in real life today impressed by my argumentation skills. A result of many years of experience. thinking and practice online. I always had a "talent' for argumentation. I won prizes in Impromptu Speaking in English as early as high school.
Lobbying is so 20th century NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The analysis of the effect of public policies on the strategy of companies is a key task of public/EU affairs and an often missed (undervalued) dimension of Corporate Strategy. There is a need for closer ties between public/corporate affairs and...
End of what? NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Now I am puzzled! Which will come first? a) end of the world b) end of euro c) end of Monti's government?@nickphilosoph21 on everything under the sun...
A serious fundamental flaw of the EU single market NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Language inter alia prevents the EU27 from being a single market for advertising. And that is a serious fundamental flaw for a single market and an entity like an EU.@nickphilosoph21 on everything under the sun...
The key to the EU and its single market NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The key to the EU single market and the EU in general is making SMEs and people feel at home in "it". Has not happened yet. And I do not mean just trade of goods or freedom of capital movement. The Euro was/is an element of a single market and a si...
Competitiveness: In search of balance? NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Everyone (almost) understands that a consistent deficit in trade undermines an economy and eventually a state. Look at Greece. But also look at the UK, France and the US, some of the world mature yet champions of trade deficits economies in the wor...
Euro Fringe NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Life in the Euro Fringe is not much less weird than life in the Fringe US TV series.@nickphilosoph21 on everything under the sun...
Mittelstand NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Along with the advantages and management/business/policy techniques of complex goods manufacturing .. Is German Mittelstand under-studied by US, European and international business gurus?@nickphilosoph21 on everything under the sun...