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Asians in Greece

The best of Peirpont’s Dubious Distinction Awards in last weekend’s Financial Review is most worthy of a reprint.  It’s entitled “Entrepreneurs of the Year”.

To some of the Asian migrants in Athens, who appeared on the streets in June at the height of the mayhem between protestors and police.  The Athenians were throwing bottles and bricks at the rozzers in protest against proposed economic austerity measures and the police were throwing tear gas back.  The Asians were pushing carts piled high with goggles and liquid Maalox, which they sold to the protestors as protection against the tear gas.  If the Athenians had as much entrepreneurial resilience as the Asians, Greece would never have been in trouble in the first place.

So true.