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The Germans Follow Keynes’ Advice!

If anything, the German Problem is complacency, not the current account surplus.

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Pakistan: Booting Out Sharif

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif being kicked out of office for corruption is a triumph for transparency and justice.

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How Germany’s Current-Account Surplus Will Correct Itself

Germany’s over-dependence on its automotive industry will be its undoing.

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Brazil: A Fallen Hero and the Start of a New Era?

Lula’s sentence is a signal to all of Latin America that justice can prevail. From Mexico to the tip of Argentina, corruption has pervaded politics for decades. Now is the time to fix it for good.

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The Destabilizing Effect of Cheap Oil

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The fall in the value of oil has far reaching knock-on effects.

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How the Berlin Government Could Rein in Airbnb and Protect Local Housing

If Airbnb knowingly facilitates criminal activity, it should itself be treated as a criminal enterprise.

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Back to the Global Vertical

With the decline of the middle classes, social classes are back on the global agenda. That is politically dangerous.

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Trump and Russia: Just Follow the Money

The G7 summit communiqué surprisingly contains a direct and troublesome admonition for US President Donald Trump.

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Trump and the Neocons: Doing the Unilateralist Waltz

The neocon factor dramatically changes the interpretation of the Trump administration’s unilateralist international economic policy chatter.

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Trump at Taormina: The Odd Man Out

Imagining a G7 world, where the United States now is the rogue nation at the table, like Russia was at the G8 table!

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