Why Not Give the Technocrats a Chance at Fixing Greece and Italy? Interesting Concept

There was a rather interesting article recently in the New York Times on November 11, 2011 titled “Greece and Italy Seek a Solution From Technocrats” by Rachel Donadio. Now the title is somewhat misleading, however, it does bring up an interesting concept, and that is to actually let the Technocrats attempt to try their plan. Why you ask? Well, Greece has nothing to lose, that’s why. Okay so let’s discuss this shall we.

The Technocrats see free-market capitalism as running its course and that eventually the game will collapse, again and again, they don’t see capitalism as a long-term viable solution to running human affairs; civilizations and societies. Indeed, they do have some legitimate points in some regards, although I certainly cannot subscribe to all of their ascertains. Nevertheless, as a coordinator for a think tank, I do find the dialogue and discussion worthy, at least so far as an “intellectual thought experiment” just as I suppose I would any well thought out theory.

Some of the Technocrats do treat it as sort of a religion, and I think that’s where I am unwilling to go, because I have fundamental disagreements with the logical foundation their argument. Still, here we have Greece right? It is not a viable economy, nor can the government continue to borrow money, that it cannot pay back, and thus, certainly no one really wants to lend it to them, and Greece cannot afford the price of the money.

If Greece defaults completely again, remember since 1821 they have defaulted 6-times, and ancient history does show this is a repeating occurrence for them. Greece has too low of taxes for all the benefits it gives, and have built themselves the proverbial ponzi scheme of future promises. Now the people are pissed, rioting in the streets, and don’t want to be ridiculed by the EU or the rest of the world.

If they leave the EU, depending on how that might legally happen, other members might say good ridden, and still others such as Italy, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, and yes, perhaps even France although probably not, may wonder if they are next. Indeed a cascading effect. Which is why some say that the EU as we know it today, will not look the same in 3-5 years, and I would agree with that. It needs a major overhaul, or it isn’t viable as a whole, due to the sum of its parts, along with its weak links.

Now the Technocrats have forewarned this day was coming and they claim to be ready to take the helm if and when it does. A new type of civilization not based on non-backed currency wealth, but backed by something that is tangible. Can they make that happen? Who knows, but maybe the EU should let them try their experiment, after all, Greece is at a cross-roads, and it would be insane to have them default, leave the EU, change back to their old currency, only to repeat right? See that point?

Indeed, I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Future Concepts. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net

Take A Drive To Italy When You Rent Car In Greece

If you are somebody who harbors a secret desire to rent car in Greece and use it to drive over to Italy for a vacation, perhaps it may come as no small surprise to you that it can actually be done. Making this work will require some knowledge of the car ferry boat routes between Greece and Italy.

Some of these ferry service companies will let you sleep in your car and save the money you would otherwise spend on a cabin with a bed. This is an option they offer their customers called ‘Camping on Board’, and is commonly available only when the weather is suitable. While on-board travelers who do this can use the on board showers and bathrooms.

If you have time to spare, a jaunt from Corfu to Venice on one of those super-fast boats while seated in your car can make for an exciting adventure and wonderful conversation starter if you are up to it. The trip one-way can take as much 21 hours so you will need to plan accordingly. Food and drink are available on-board, but you are welcome to bring your own.

The car ferry craft used for these kinds of excursions today should not in any way be confused with the rickety old boats seen in those classic black and white films where people and cargo travel in the same quarters. Modern ferry boats are super fast and can easily remind you of small luxury cruise liners with all their on-board refinements. All that’s missing is the casino.

When you arrive in Venice you are ready to explore Italy’s most beautiful landscapes and historic attractions, and you will be glad you came by automobile because you can experience all the glory of old Venice and still have time to catch Milan, Lake Como and other places like the picturesque Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera.

Venice, Italy is famous for being at times very much underwater. It is an island in a lagoon. To get your car off you need to transfer to another ferry on an other nearby island where you can park your car or take a bridge to the mainland.

The only access for road vehicles to the mainland from the car park is the Ponte della Liberta causeway, a bridge connecting the city of Venice to the rest of Italy. If Venice is your destination then Venezia St. Lucia is a great place to start, to get there park your car on Tronchetto and hop on the Venice People Mover or jump in a vaporetto, the city’s world-famous motorized water-taxi craft.

Combining a Greek island getaway with a motor trip to Italy would make for nice Mediterranean holiday, and a great way to accomplish this is to do it by high-speed ferry craft between these two coastal wonderlands. So, the next time you get a hankering for Greek architecture and Italian food, just remember, you can always rent car in Greece and drive it to Italy.

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