The cordial 40-year-old Greek website designer Thanos Sioris never dreamed he would spend his life with his wife and son anywhere but at home in Greece, where he worked hard for 12 years to build up his company.They "invested" in their country to the point where their younger generation of top talent is leaving. That doesn't sound like Winning the Future to me.
But the debt crisis that has rocked the euro zone abruptly shattered his world. The country's worst recession in 40 years and skyrocketing taxes are now threatening his business and forcing him to uproot his family to survive.
"Here in Greece, everything is so depressing and so expensive ... My clients are closing down, firing staff, they owe money to banks," Sioris said as he prepared to leave for Hong Kong for one month to develop contacts there.
"Why live here without work, without income?"
Sioris, who is making plans to move to the Asian financial center by next summer, is part of a new wave of emigration of thousands of qualified Greeks seeking to escape their country's record high unemployment.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Losing The Future
... not winning it. Dig this.