Tag Archives: Spain

The Tale of the Two Spains

The financial crisis has split Spain into two: a Spain that works and one that doesn’t.

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Europe’s Champions on Different Economic Paths

Why is Spain starting look a little more robust economically than Britain?

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Italy’s Fateful Choice

Is Italy in danger of finding itself outside the umbrella of nations Germany and its partners are willing to support?

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France’s Epoch-Making Choice

Will Francois Hollande choose to make France like Germany or to make France like Italy?

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Religion and Economic Success in Europe

Why does the idea persist that Europe’s Catholic nations have always been economic slow-growers?

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The Catholic Origins of Globalization

Why do some economists persist in stereotyping Europe’s Catholic nations as laggards, when they practically invented what we today call globalization?

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The State of Finance: An Interim Assessment

What can be done so that financial capitalism is a source not of disasters, but of true human progress and democratization?

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Iranian Endgame: Part I — Sanctions and Asia

Can sanctions on oil exports provide enough bite to induce Tehran to abandon its nuclear ambitions?

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Canada, the Savage Invader?

Does Canada really help explain the United States’ characteristic “way of war”?

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Financial Markets as the New WMDs

Why do armies and weapons pale in comparison to the financial markets as threats to a country's sovereignty?

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