Five years of austerity, higher taxes, deep cuts in public spending, record suicide rates, and homelessness beyond anyone’s worst forecasts… is it any wonder that, as Gallup reports, a majority of adults in the country – 55% – said in a poll that they think converting from the Greek drachma to the euro in 2001 has harmed Greece.

Perhaps most shocking is that 34% believe it has “benefited” Greece… perhaps that is the third of Greeks who have emigrated.. .or hold high office?