Katabasis - the journey downwards - features in Greek myth perhaps more than in the shared ur-stories of any other ancient culture. Not only Orpheus but every other hero it seems had to descend to the underworld before redemption, rescue, rebirth or resurrection. So it's somehow not entirely inappropriate that the latest EU postponement of Greece's exit from the Eurozone takes that nation further down in a spiral of shrinking GDP, shrinking tax-take, shrinking savings, growing social commitments and unsustainable growing debt. The very EU measures imposed on Greece will ensure the need for yet another bailout, and another, until the coffers of the entire Eurozone are empty. And for why? Euro-hubris.
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