Politics

Greece has spent 90 of the past 192 years in either default or debt restructuring

With the stand-off betwen Greece and the ECB over debt paymenst and austerity provisions, this chart from BofA Merrill Lynch via Business Insider provides some good perspective on the volatility of the Greek economy historically.  From Business Insider:

"Anti-austerity party Syriza was voted into power in the latest parliamentary elections, and since then investors have been on edge as Greece and its creditors enter negotiations on debt repayment. But for Greece, dealing with financial problems is nothing new.