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Do Greeks evade taxes by not finishing their houses?

I've heard this claim several times: Q: Why are there so many unfinished houses in Greece? A: as long as the house is not finished, they don't have to pay building tax for it. So the leave it ...
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Did classical Greeks claim that “children were generated solely from the fathers sperm”?

I just read on a site about Greek mythology: It may seem odd for Metis to have been pregnant with Athena but, never mentioned as her mother. This is because the classic Greeks believed that ...
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Did Thales conduct experiments in electricity?

Many school texts and other popular sources claim Thales of Miletus conducted experiments in electricity, showing amber to attract feathers, for example, supposedly. However, I can find no verifiable ...
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Is the Greek government rounding up “undesirables” into internment camps?

This petition claims that, having begun by building internment camps for migrants, the Greek government has gone on to "round up": Drug users Sex workers Transgender people ... and is imprisoning ...
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Could greek euro notes become forcibly converted to drachmas?

The british MP John Redwood recently claimed in the Daily Mail that It’s unlikely, but what you could have is a situation whereby Greece had to leave the eurozone and their euros were ...
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Are there more Greeks driving Porsche Cayennes than paying high-rate tax?

The following claim has been attributed to economist Professor Herakles Polemarchakis. A couple of years ago, there were more Cayennes circulating in Greece than individuals who declared and ...