Terribly, heartbreakingly badly.Let's begin with a fact that the EU establishment has been at pains to sideline: The reason people like me were elected in January 2015 to lead Greece's negotiations with the troika is simple - the troika's policies in Greece caused the greatest depression that the world has seen since the 1930s (arguably, it may have been worse!). See the graph below. The horizontal axis shows the degree of austerity undertaken in each of the Eurozone member-states during 2009-14. Greece is, by far, champion here. Now, look at the vertical axis, which shows the total increase (or decrease when below 0) in national income (measured in actual euros). The picture could not be clearer: unsurprisingly, the most indebted state (the Greek one) practised the most severe austerity and, as a result, saw its national income collapse with hideous human costs (that are tantamount to a humanitarian catastrophe). This is why the Greek people voted us in.Now, interestingly, the mainstream media, the Eurogroup etc. are trying to convince you that Greece was recovering and would have been out of the woods if Syriza had not won in January 2015 and Varoufakis had done as the Eurogroup instructed him/me. Nothing could be further from the truth. Greece was in a free fall before we were elected, and remains in one now because our attempts to renegotiate the world's most failed 'program' were crushed by an ironclad troika determined not to 'lose' Spain, Portugal, Ireland etc. To defeat us they went so far as to shut down the Greek banks, dealing another huge blow to a shrinking social economy.So, once I had resigned and my Prime Minister had surrendered, the troika imposed the following: Increases in corporate taxes to 29% (when neighbouring Bulgaria has a rate of 10%), pre-payment by all business (small, medium and large) of all 2016 estimated taxes in the last month of 2015, increases in VAT to 23% for almost everything, further cuts in pensions. And all that while imposing a gargantuan target of 3.5% primary budget surplus for the next decade - a sure signal to business that they will be taxed even more in the future (to extract that surplus from the private sector). In view of the above, it takes the analytical power of a smart 10 year old to understand that Greece's economic policies - that the Eurogroup and the Troika imposed last summer - were designed to fail. And that this is why they are failing.