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The next revolution in Economics: Complexity Economics

I have been enthusiastic about Complexity economics for a while now. And the state of the economy post-2009 only makes me a bigger fan of the whole setup. Like all people you have mostly heard economic talk monopolized by Paul … Continue reading

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European elections results: What you need to know

When I started watching Jean-Claude Juncker‘s post-election speech, I didn’t have in mind that I will be repeating the 37 second video clip 4 times to make sure the future President of the European Commission, the executive branch of the … Continue reading

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Ukraine Media War Intensifies

When it comes to Ukraine, you need to chose. Today’s buzzing intellectuals and pundits « take sides ». They either defend democracy thriving Kiev or emphatically cry outrage against American led destabilization of Russia and its influence sphere. Axis of evil vs. The … Continue reading

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Digital Politics Censorship: Lebanon and Viber, Reddit and Snowden, France and Twitter

Tech companies are changing the way people communicate. And guess what, governments are losing the control battle. Digital politics censorship is not a game you wanna be engaged in unprepared. A few months ago, when I wrote why Edward Snowden … Continue reading

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France and Germany diverging: EU economic problems continue

Whenever I want to hastily evaluate how Europe is doing economically, I take a macro look at the French and German economies. The famous « couple Franco-Allemand ». Germany and France, are Europe’s locomotive, political scientists like to say. They pull the … Continue reading

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Back to Blogging!

It has been a difficult month. Besides having some personal issues, I have been reflecting on this blog and ways to make the reader experience better. This is why I haven’t posted for nearly a month now. Now I’m back … Continue reading

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Work Like a German (By Glenn Hutchins, NYT)

Work Like a German (By Glenn Hutchins, NYT) A great read on the German labor market and model. I found this op-ed very interesting in its approach. It focuses on shifting the debate to certain categories of the workforce that … Continue reading

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More US recovery illusions: GDP misses target, markets cheer.

Last Friday’s report was released, and as I predicted, a lot of blame for the sluggish figures fell on the weather. Despite a strong February on the markets, indices soaring to new highs, economic fundamentals are not responding to the … Continue reading

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« Greece at bay »; What Sapir has to say on Greece, Merkel, and the Euro.

An interesting interview of political economist Jacques Sapir, one of the main proponents of  breaking up the Eurozone as a single currency area. I highlighted the parts I find interesting in the interview from a European institutional and economic perspective. Source: … Continue reading

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It’s not the weather’s fault: Friday’s US GDP report

Nearly every news diffused in the financial community is analysed, broken down, analysed again, till a consensus around its significance is reached. The consensus usually tells you if the news is good or bad. You don’t need to know why, … Continue reading

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