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March 29, 2018
the washington post

The Scourge of Gun Violence

In a Letter to the Editor in the Washington Post on March 29, 2018, I argue that the March for Our Lives demonstrations are unlikely to be effective, unless students and young adults convince the voting members of their own families to withdraw support from congressional candidates who have hitherto backed the gun lobby. You may read my brief Letter here.
December 4, 2017
Yale - Federal Reserve Board

My Teacher, Janet Yellen

Much has been written recently about the current Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, who after a highly successful career at the helm of the Central Bank, will be replaced in February by president Trump’s new pick, Jerome Powell, a current Fed governor.
October 16, 2017
the washington post

Why Some Stay Silent

In a Letter to the Editor published in the Washington Post on October 15, I argue that the analysis of the Harvey Weinstein scandal would be incomplete without an analysis of the social class that shrugged off the sexual harassment allegations against Donald Trump and voted for him in the 2016 US presidential elections.The same article appeared online on October 13 under the title “There Is a Culture That Accepts Men’s Abuse of Power”.
August 22, 2017
The wall street journal

Europe Owes More to a truth-teller in Athens

In an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal—Europe on August 23, 2017 I argue that the Eurozone partners of Greece have been too timid in their support for Mr. Andreas Georgiou.
August 22, 2017
naftemporiki

The Pundits’ Flaw About Mr. Trump’s Motives

In a brief commentary in the daily Naftemporiki I explain that most pundits are wrong in the interpretation of the true motives for the US president’s recent stunning remarks.
June 12, 2017
IMF

The Last Temptation

In an article entitled “The Last Temptation”, I try to explain why the IMF has rejected calls to re-enter the Greek bailout program, until two conditions have been met.
May 26, 2017
Lucas Papademos

The Attack

Officials and private citizens around the world have condemned the attack of May 25th against Lucas Papademos, former Prime Minister of Greece, as an offense against democratic principles, an act of cowardice, and an intolerable act of terrorism.
November 9, 2016
Donald Trump - Hillary Clinton

President-elect Trump

On August 5, 2016 I sent to the NYT the following Letter to the Editor for possible publication: "The analysis of your August 5 editorial titled 'The Perils of Writing-Off Mr. Trump' was spot-on, but your conclusion missed an essential element: Mrs. Clinton should refocus her campaign from jobs, inclusiveness, equality and other lofty policies to a few monikers that best describe her opponent. Some appropriate examples might be "Charlatan Trump", "Bungler Don", and "Swindler T."
November 5, 2016
cliburn

Tchaikovsky was gay, too

In the November 5, 2016 issue of The Economist I wrote a Letter to the Editor that refers to a story from the Cold War with protagonist the celebrated American pianist Van Cliburn.