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Will the US Current Account Explode Soon?

The U.S. current account deficit has widened to a degree that few had thought possible. Under Trump, it could become an explosive device for the world financial system.

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EU Unemployment Reinsurance: Olaf Scholz`s Trial Balloon

Establishing a European Unemployment Reinsurance Fund carries the risk that it might be used to circumvent unpopular national-level decisions on structural reforms.

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Donald Trump: King of Global Trade?

With Canada and Mexico in the bag, Europe and the Pacific are the next places for Trump to take his trade show.

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Will Italy’s Finances Shake Europe?

Five Star leader Di Maio still has not learned that comments which may go down well during an election campaign can easily backfire for a senior politician in office.

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How the Merkel Government Makes up Its Statistics

In reality, German government debt levels have been going up during Merkel’s 12-year reign – and this despite a booming economy.

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Welcome to Poor Germany

How the Merkel government is risking Germany’s future by underinvestment and other ill-applied policy approaches.

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Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, Again and Again…

Latin America’s third-largest economy and its ongoing tale of economic crisis, political turmoil – and, of course, corruption.

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How the US Fed Tries to Discipline Trump

The Fed’s current interest rate increases are to tamp down the possibly very dangerous effects of fiscal recklessness during a time of a booming U.S. economy.

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The Dangers of US Style Financial Engineering

Financial engineering has paid much better dividends for corporations than actual engineering. For the health especially of the U.S. economy, this needs to be reversed.

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Paul Manafort’s Europe Connection

Former European leaders took secret cash for their engagement in Ukraine. Will that have consequences?

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