Greek society is not moving forward because infrastructure is lacking, due to action and, equally, inaction of certain groups that have chosen to halt societal movement, explains Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, Senior Research Fellow of ELIAMEP, in his article for the Sunday edition of Kathimerini. Dimitri Sotiropoulos points out that the disconnection of education from the labor market was not inevitable, but a political choice, citing as an example the degradation of technological education. The inflation of the number of pending court cases was not a given, but the result of conscious overregulation and a poor legal system that resists digitization. The consolidation of income inequality as a societal norm was not inevitable, but the result of a constant degradation of the welfare function of the state. Professor Sotiropoulos concludes that it is not necessary for Greek society to remain fragile and infertile as a result of these long-standing and demotivating trends. To a large extent, this has come about due to choices made and can, therefore, be ameliorated through different choices.

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