chapter  8
20 Pages

Facing Up to the Gordian Knot: The Political Economy of Pension Reform

WithKevin Featherstone, Platon Tinios

When (Alexander) captured Gordium …, he saw the famous chariot which was fastened to its yoke by the bark of the famous cornel tree, and he heard the legend … that the man who untied the knot was destined to rule the world. … Alexander … in the end loosened the knot by cutting through it with his sword.