Tag Archives: economy

Will Italy Spell the End of the Euro?

France and Germany will be very flexible in their response to Italian demands, irrespective of the official rhetoric from Berlin and Paris.

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Italy and the Yanis Varoufakis Effect

Populists in power, like Five Stars and the Lega in Italy, can do serious damage. In the case of Italy, the key risks are long-term rather than immediate.

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Buffett: No US-China Trade War

A reflection on the 2018 Berkshire annual meeting.

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The IMF Wakes Up to Fight Graft

The IMF finally realizes that assigning priority to anti-corruption is not a choice but a necessity. It is now deemed a “macro-critical” issue.

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The End of Work As We Know It?

When we think about the future of work, we are blindsided.

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China Vs. The US: The GDP Race

Who leads depends on how it’s measured.

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Why North Korea Wants a Deal with the US

Can Vietnam serve as an inspiring example? Or is it Belarus?

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Will the Bourgeoisie Ever Rule in China?

Applying Marx’s theories to today’s Communist China.

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Has China Got It All Figured Out?

It’s not at all clear that China’s Communist Party has found a better model of governance. Faster? Yes. Better? That depends what price you’re willing to pay.

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Trump’s Trade Policy: An Opportunity for Germany

History teaches that everyone suffers from trade wars, but the biggest pain is incurred by those who run the big surpluses once it starts.

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