In Athens, Fear, Loathing, and Plenty of Parking

As prospects dim, professionals look for a way out
The Parthenon is seen beneath a European Union flag on the Acropolis of Athens Photograph by Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

In Greece, the lighting of the Olympic torch is normally a moment in the sun, a reminder of the country’s contributions to Western civilization. As the torch began its journey from Athens to London, this year’s host city, dark rain clouds cast a pall over the proceedings. Many Greeks no doubt watched the torch’s departure and wondered if they shouldn’t follow.

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