Monthly Archive: May, 2013

Saint Precarious – new icon of Europe

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Source: Presseurop. Austerity and free market regulations have created a band of loyal followers: The Precarious. And they are threatening the jewel European civilization, social security, argues Belgian writer Geert Van Istandael. Go… Continue reading

Video – How Much Food Can You Buy For $5 Around The World?

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Deficit, l’Italia promossa dalla UE

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Ne parlano in tutti i siti di informazione: la Commissione Europea ha richiesto la sospensione della procedura per deficit eccessivo per l’Italia. Ma cosa significa? E cosa comporterà per le possibili manovre del… Continue reading

Surprise! When the rich get richer, taxes go lower

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In this article Dylan Matthews shows that “the share of income in the U.S. held by the top one percent has grown considerably in recent decades”. However, this is not the case in other countries.… Continue reading

Video – OECD Economic Outlook

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A short video summarizing the main findings of the OECD Economic Outlook published yesterday. Here you find the Outlook with country summaries, charts and statistics.

These Skyscrapers Predicted History’s Worst Financial Crises

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Barclays’ Skyscraper Index suggests that construction booms coincide with the beginning of economic downturns. The index even suggests that the rate of increase in height could also reflect the extent of that economic… Continue reading

Young and Jobless

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A graph published by the Guardian depicting youth unemployment in Europe.

Reinhart & Rogoff attaccano Krugman ma inciampano nei dati sull’Italia

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Originally posted on Keynes blog:
Si infiamma la polemica tra Paul Krugman da una parte  e Reinhart e Rogoff dall’altra. Al centro della discussione, proprio il nostro paese. Pubblichiamo un articolo comparso sul…

5 years of Troika

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Europe, 5 years later. It’s time to evaluate Troika’s work and the role it might have for the future of the EU. Jean Pisani-Ferry on Project Syndicate

A new way of thinking in economics

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Robert Johnson is the President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). In this illuminating article he argues that a lot of people around the world are suffering because the economics profession… Continue reading