orkers in Greece began a two-day strike on Tuesday, bringing public transportation and other services to a halt ahead of parliament's Wednesday vote on a new round of spending cuts and tax hikes. The austerity measures are expected to narrowly pass, allowing the country to get another dose of bailout money from the European Union to help Athens avoid defaulting on its government debt. Protesters, however, say the belt-tightening is only making the economy worse and putting more Greeks out of work.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Who are the real gay marriage bigots?
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Sorry Belle Knox, porn still oppresses women
- What the collapse of the Ming Dynasty can tell us about American decline
- Why is American internet so slow?
- Watch The Daily Show mock Fox News' confused man-crush on Vladimir Putin
- Why states should stop limiting the alcohol content in your beer
- Religious liberty should be a liberal value, too
- Don't worry: World War III will almost certainly never happen
- 10 things you need to know today: March 8, 2014
Subscribe to the Week