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Yes, yes, wages are the problem prices are not… October 15, 2012

Posted by proeconomia in Main, News on Greece, On the crisis, Opinion.
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OK, this is is Greek (you can translate it of course online) and says the following: given an average inflation rate of 5% over the past two years the price increases on basic goods reached over 25%!!! Now, for the first 8 months of 2012 the following goods were more expensive (over the previous year) as: sugar by 15% (its so bad for you so do not use it), sodas by 8.2% (also very bad for your health, do not drink them), fruit juices by 7% (they are not that bad but hey, get into a diet), eggs by 6.8% (they are high on cholesterol, why do you insist on eating them?), coffee by 6% (you should find other methods for staying awake at work) fresh fruits by 5.7% (you can live for a couple of years without them), frozen fish by 4.5% (they are from polluted waters, right?), fresh milk by 4.4% (what is this?), and so on. You see, wages are the problem because price increases were introduced for health and safety reasons! There is always a bright side on things, maybe you should see that side instead of this constant whinning?

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