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Greek debt crisis: game on—do Greece’s demands make sense?

The new government in Athens has some moral force on its side. But so far, its tactics look more like a chaotic stream of threats than game theory

By Bronwen Maddox  

Yanis Varoufakis has rock star style, but does he have the swagger to pull off his demands? © Virginia Mayo/AP/Press Association Images

This article is taken from the new issue of Prospect Magazine, out Thursday 19th February. Subscribe here

Two planks of Varoufakis’s position are well-founded—in arguing that Greece cannot pay its debts as they stand, and in challenging the rigid interpretation of austerity that Germany has prescribed for the…

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