Comic superheroes are the modern era’s version of Greek gods

In this new religion, heroes speak the truth and model the behaviours, values and norms of an increasingly diverse society

Comic superheroes are the modern era’s version of Greek godsThe movie Captain Marvel is a stunning box office success. Finally, it seems, an historic wrong has been arrested. Females have broken the male hegemony on physical violence and taken their rightful place in the annals of warrior gods. Females aren’t the only new members of this celebrated superhero club. There’s Black Panther, Moon Girl,…

A food service pioneer keeps growing

OPA! of Greece marks its 20th year with the same commitment to quality, healthy choices and variety

A food service pioneer keeps growingTheodore “Dorrie” Karras is president and CEO of  OPA! of Greece. Can you explain the history of OPA! and how it started? Karras: Opa! started 20 years ago in 1998. Founders Nick Tiginagas and Don Gebauer opened the first location in Market Mall in Calgary. At the time, Greek food was not prevalent in food…

Rhodes cultural policy is a template for Canada

The Greeks believe that supporting the arts and culture is not a luxury but an investment in human progress

Rhodes cultural policy is a template for CanadaThroughout the ages, Greece has created a significant footprint and an inspiring legacy in the arts and culture. Hardly a day goes by when we don’t recognize the foundational endowments to the modern arts and culture made by ancient Greece. Renowned Greek philosophers, architects, sculptors, poets and playwrights have left their mark for future generations.…

Greece can’t crawl out of its deep economy trough

Fiscal constraint and placing public budgets on a forced weight watchers diet is only half of a sound economic plan

Greece can’t crawl out of its deep economy troughATHENS, Greece Aug. 16, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Summer 2016 marks a dubious anniversary. One year after the near collapse of the Greek economy last summer, the economic indicators reveal that it continues its downward spiral. In fact, during the past 12 months, Greece’s modern economic tragedy has exacerbated. Unemployment has soared above 30 per…

Greece is an example of the failure of modern economics

The intellectual divorce between economics and political science led to the Greek crisis

Greece is an example of the failure of modern economicsDownload this column on modern economics for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use RHODES, Greece Aug 26, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Economics is a subject with a long and distinguished pedigree, featuring such towering intellectuals and philosophers as Plato and Aristotle to economists like Sir James Steuart and Francois Quesnay, the…

The only hope left for the Greek people is to win the lottery

Greece's future ever more grim

The only hope left for the Greek people is to win the lotteryDownload this column on the Greek people for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use RHODES, Greece Aug. 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The negotiations between Greece and its international creditors were expected to be concluded by the middle of this month. It turns out this was an overly optimistic timeline. The creditors…

Bailouts are far from over for Greece

Will be back at the bargaining table for a fourth handout within five years

Bailouts are far from over for GreeceDownload this column on Greece for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use RHODES, Greece July 28, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The deep recession that gripped Greece for the last five years has taken the wind out of the national economy and caused an economic train wreck. The recession has devastated businesses…

Greece’s way out requires a balance of strategies

Austerity programs have to be stretched out over a longer time frame

Greece’s way out requires a balance of strategiesDownload this column on Greece for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use RHODES, Greece July 21, 2015/ Troy Media/ - There is a debate in parallel to the Greek financial drama that is being played on the world stage. Economists are puzzling over the appropriate economic medicine for resolving the lingering…

What’s next for Greece?

European politicians will have to start helping the ‘people’ instead of simply supporting the banks

What’s next for Greece?Download this column on Greece for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Jul 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The Greeks voted NO to Austerity last Sunday and, at a stroke, pushed the Greek debt crisis to the breaking point. The German-led financial establishment is in shock…