A quick reply to Wallace Stevens, out of ignorance: I agree completely with his remarks about the tax evasion of rich Greek citizens, but if Paul Krugman is correct [and I am in no position at all to form an independent opinion], Greece for some time has been running a budget surplus, if one leaves aside the payments on its debt. The struggle has been over how big that surplus ought to be and how much ought to be taken out of the hides of ordinary Greeks.
There was a comment on Morning Joe today that, I thought, revealed the actual agenda of those beating up on the Greeks. To paraphrase, if the Greek left-wing government, as a consequence of the no vote, is able to negotiate a better deal with the IMF, that will encourage left-wing parties in Spain, which has an election coming up. So it seems this is not about frugal. belt-tightening, responsible Germans trying to rein in the profligate child-like Greeks. This is about corporate Europe trying to sink a left-wing government before it sets a dangerous example for the rest of Europe's left.
But, as I say, I only know what I read in the papers.