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Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Macroeconomic fundamentals for Greece

Countries can get caught up in the hamster wheel of daily noise. The cyclical ups and downs can become such a fixation that little else makes it onto the radar screen. Citizens then get a sense that the country goes around and round, without anything really changing over time (“…if only we had investment grade…”). Getting stuck in cyclical thinking is a trap.

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