CHART OF THE DAY: Meet The Greeks Who Are Way Scarier Than The Street Rioters

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There’s no doubt you’ve seen the wild images of rioters in Athens.

They’re violently objecting to the painful budget measures officials are taking.

But officials don’t need to be scared of rioters: they need to be scared of normal clerical/office workers. You see, office workers vote.

And as this recent survey (via Waverly Advisors) done by the EU shows, nearly 80% are scared of losing their job, a number that nearly matches the worst level from the financial crisis in 2009. They, not the young anarchists in the street, hold the power. And if they’re freaked out, then politicians should be too.

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