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A History of Austerity

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Statistical errors, moral arguments, confidence fairy, blurry causal relationship, Keynesian policies and an italian economist. A History of Austerity, the protagonist of Europe by Robert Skidelsky. Go to the article. Advertisements

What is Wrong (and Right) in Economics

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A must read interview with Dani Rodrik, professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University, discussing on the state of Economics. Professor Rodrik gives his view on pluralism, mainstream economics and ideology in… Continue reading

Turkey: how an Economic Boom can be a Tinderbox

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According to some indicators, Turkish economy seems healthier than the one of other more advanced countries. During the last decade Turkey grew at a sustained pace with an average 5% GDP increase per… Continue reading

Why are Markets so Nervous?

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Financial markets showed how unstable they can be during the last crisis. We don’t need any more confirmation to that. However investors have recently proved to be extremely nervous. Something is worrying them… Continue reading

Video – Climate Change: Small Number, BIG Problem

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A must watch video on Global Warming and its (economic) impacts. A problem that is not discussed enough but that might have huge repercussions on our life standards. The World Bank warns that rising… Continue reading

Il Ventennio Perduto?

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Sarà un futuro Giapponese quello che attende l’Europa? Stagnazione, depressione e zombizzazione, sembra più la trama di un film Horror che l’analisi del destino di un continente. Sono questi i rischi che corre… Continue reading

The Debt that Doesn’t Matter

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Household debt is broadly recognized as being one of the major factors that brought about the financial crisis. However attention of institutions, economists and policy makers is generally turned to public debt and its… Continue reading

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

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

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.