Europeans Decide Greece Is the Laziest, Most Incompetent Nation in the EU (Greece Disagrees!)

We invented Democracy (with a capital “D”). Writes Derek Thompson in the Atlantic:

Greece is the hardest-working country in the EU! According to Greece. And only Greece.

According to Britain, Germany, Spain, Poland, and the Czech Republic, it’s the laziest country in Europe.

Meanwhile, Germany is the most respected EU country, according to the Pew Global report, European Unity on the Rocks. And Greece appears to be living in a bizarro universe where 78% of its respondents held negative views of Germany. Three in five Greeks said their country had Europe’s hardest working citizens. Half of the rest of the respondents from the other seven nations said Greece had the laziest workforce in Europe…

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8 Comments on "Europeans Decide Greece Is the Laziest, Most Incompetent Nation in the EU (Greece Disagrees!)"

  1. Ducktator | Jun 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm |

    If they are the hardest working and they got in this position then, they must be the stupidest !

    • anonymouse | Jun 7, 2012 at 10:13 am |

      You don’t have a clue about the crisis do you? If it weren’t so sad it’d be funny!


  3. Calypso_1 | Jun 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm |

    “We lazy? No we resting….sure! we work for the Turks for 400 years – we on vacation.”

    (thanks to the disinfo poster who originally posted this link some time back, if you missed it then, check it now, it’s hilarious)

  4. This is ridiculous and clearly racist. Any of you go to Greece and see the people working there?
    No. You will believe whatever shit the rest of the media in Europe spews.
    Question it, you absolute dumb fucks.

  5. I’d be lazy too … why work hard? For what? To what ends? If being guilty of indolence involves kicking back and watching the sunset with a glass of wine, some cheese and olives … well call me fucking Greek!

  6. Basically, the Greek Crises is a finance loophole.  Financiers figured out a way to leverage Greek debt against the European Union to get a higher rate of return. It has nothing to do with ‘laziness’ or whatnot.  They simply are ‘affordable’ to financiers.  Expect more similar finance attacks on countries with smaller GDPs…

  7. anonymouse | Jun 7, 2012 at 10:11 am |

    I can only speak for the popular perception from the UK, but that isn’t what people think at all! There is a real concern for the citizens of Greece and the impact this is having on their lives. It’s a terrible situation that is going on and it is detrimental to everyone when stupid ideas are thrown around with no basis.

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