Confronting the Debt Crisis Greeks Embrace German Thrift

Greeks used to make fun of German frugality, preferring the example of Hellenic luxury over Germanic thrift. Increasingly, however, they are now embracing Teutonic austerity, and even enjoying the experience.   
An Orthodox priest shopping in Athens. Formerly it was only the Germans that rationed their groceries.

An Orthodox priest shopping in Athens. Formerly it was only the Germans that rationed their groceries.

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