Wednesday, December 31, 2014
When the public revolts, what then? This is what Greece is about to find out. The ballot box will be the communication that tells whether its citizens have had enough of austerity or are willing to stay the harsh course. There is little that the politicians in power can do except to point to the outcome if the country rejects restraints on its budget and control over its deficit. The party in power doesn't like the budget measures itself but was forced into it because Greece's economy tanked and it became a ward of the European Union. Now, the country can decide again whether it wishes to remain in the Union or find its own way. There isn't much public relations and communications can do to change minds. People are hungry for work that isn't there and tired of standing in bread lines.