Yesterday the world witnessed a new and more severe outbreak of violence in Greece. Youths and union members clashed with police in a riot complete with tear gas, flash grenades, molotov cocktails, and tens of thousands of protestors.
What, exactly, were they rioting about? The answer is actually quite simple. They don't like the austerity being imposed on them by a government desperately seeking to find some sort of fiscal discipine, something to which neither the government nor the public sector workers are accustomed.