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

Joseph Stiglitz: Widening the Scope of Economics

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“Markets have clearly not been working the way that their boosters claim. Markets are supposed to be stable, but the global financial crisis showed that they could be very unstable, with devastating consequences.… 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

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