Tag Archives: finance

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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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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One Hooray For Cryptocurrencies

Today’s tech sector has become a slow-moving behemoth, but there is one area bubbling with creativity — that of crypto-currencies.

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Gross Imaginary Product: Welcome to the Brave New World

From the United States to Japan and Europe, Gross Imaginary Product has exploded everywhere real interest rates have been kept below zero.

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When Boeing, AT&T, Verizon, GE, HP and Apple Fall Like Dominoes

Will hollowed-out US “blue-chip” companies form the core of the next subprime crisis?

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Wolfgang Schäuble: Unwavering European

To manage Europe’s future, the outgoing German finance minister argues “First comes risk reduction — and only then risk sharing.”

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Part V: Reform of the Financial System

A “socio-ecological finance system” would be efficient, innovation-friendly and democratic at the same time.

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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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The Will-ists Versus the Should-ists

Message to politicians and economists: Learning to deal with the world as it is, not as we want it to be.

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Can Britain Surpass Germany Economically?

To get ahead, the UK should adapt German strategies.

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