The Latest Solution to the Greek Debt Crisis: Tax Spies

By Derek Hunter

A sign of how dire the Greek debt crisis has become is its most recent debt reduction measure -- tax spies. Worthy citizens and tourists alike will be recruited to engage in clandestine collection, and these masters of economic espionage will then pose as customers at suspicious stores. While Greece’s latest attempt to address its revenue shortfalls might seem humorous, the country’s financial condition is not. As the New York Times reports, a third bailout is all but a certainty if Greece is going to avoid default, and Greece will need more than amateur tax spies if it wants countries like Germany to accommodation a debt restructuring.