Tag Archives: Budget Deficit Reduction

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Critical year for the E.U: Bond problems ahead?

If you’re following loosely European economics and politics, you might be mistaken into thinking the crisis is over, Spain and Ireland are nearly out of the recession, Greece is showing better than expected figures, at least according to its prime … Continue reading

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Popular acceptance of taxation policies; France and François Hollande’s case

Things are not going so good for Francois Hollande, Paul Krugman’s recently declared hero. After S&P’s downgrade of France’s credit rating, his authority is contested in nearly every social body, from peasants to entrepreneurs. Even within the French socialist party, … Continue reading

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Enough German Bashing (if a European Union is what you really want)

I’m no pro-German. The German boom does not impress me more than the average success story, and the German economic model based on a strong public sector along with strong market fundamentals is not one I particularly appreciate or long … Continue reading

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A note on France’s « Socialist » goverment

The only visible sign that the French government is a socialist one is the fact that it doesn’t take IMF recommendations seriously. And that’s about it. I remember well a month or so before Hollande’s elections, downtown Paris talk was … Continue reading

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