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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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Howard Davies describes the challenges that await Daniele Nouy as the European Central Bank’s first Head of Banking Supervision. – Project Syndicate

Great read on the Banking Union deal hailed as a great achievement by Pierre Moscovici, the French Finance Minister. Interesting comments on Daniele Nouy, who by joining the ECB Supervisory Team will be one of France’s most influential women on … Continue reading

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European Banking Union: Not good enough

Not looking good from the federalist side of the equation. And yes, the Germans, again, are to blame. But can we really blame them? Brussels has been witnessing since the 2009 crisis frictions between member states to move forward with … 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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Monetary policy as an answer to global recession? Are you serious?!

I believe the answer to the current recession in Europe and the States is not a macro policy one. It lies in deep micro economic understanding of our personal and economic behavior. The economic debate globally, as I mentioned in … Continue reading

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European Economic debate : asking the wrong questions leads to bad policy

So now we are having intellectuals inviting economists to incorporate societal indicators to counter market efficiency ones, and other similar fallacies, but let’s pass on that. Today I’m interested in the question « Are Germans richer than other Europeans? » and it’s … Continue reading

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A note on the Cyprus rescue package

Here they are, the same people, doing the same mistakes again and again. There is a saying back home that repetition teaches donkeys. It is an insult to donkeys to compare them with European decision makers. Policy makers began meeting … Continue reading

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How the Fed Rules and Inflates – Murray N. Rothbard – Mises Daily

How the Fed Rules and Inflates – Murray N. Rothbard – Mises Daily. Murray N. Rothbard writes this wonderful piece  to discuss the Fed’s, and consequently a large majority of central banks today, monopoly of monetary creation. Apart from the … Continue reading

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