Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Obama in Greece:We Must Correct Ec. Inequality; Society Must End Elite Favoritism, Help the Poor

In an emotional and powerful speech in Athens, Greece -- the birthplace of democracy -- U.S. President Barack Obama said today (November 16, 2016) that globalization has brought many economic benefits to the world, but needs a "course correction" to address growing inequality, the Euro News website reports.

"When we see people, global elites, wealthy corporations seemingly living by a different set of rules, avoiding taxes, manipulating loopholes... this feeds a profound sense of injustice," Obama added.

Obama's visit to Athens was originally planned as a farewell tour of his presidency, but became focused on reassuring jittery allies of strong military support after the surprise election victory of Donald Trump.

Despite Trump saying during the presidential campaign that he would only help NATO if its allies paid their way, Obama stressed that NATO will remain a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy.

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