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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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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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The Ukraine crisis press review: Simplistic representation of chaos

The situation in Ukraine is getting more and more complicated by the minute. If you trust mainstream media, standard shallow analysis of the Ukrainian issue, you’ll surely end up with the conclusion that the evil Russians and their tyrant president … Continue reading

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US Job Market: The Optimist Narrative vs. Reality

A lot in economics depends on forecasting and number-crunching. When a certain positive interpretation of macro figures such as GDP forecasts, unemployment numbers, or interest rate future variations, becomes the only existing media narrative out there, one might conclude that … 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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Is free market economics to blame for the recession?

Let me summarize my answer, NO. And anyone telling you this is under a political agenda or missing key economic concepts. These concepts are well-known. Practically no-one nowadays advocates a complete suppression of the government  as a market regulator. I’ll … Continue reading

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Poll showing French worried and depressed: too wrong too late

I thought that a good old crisis and a couple of scandals can shake France into a state of awareness; awareness of the difficulties of our modern society. The only thing that the French are aware of, is that they … Continue reading

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The Cahuzac disaster and Paris Barca

Regular day at work and thought of throwing a few lines. Today I woke up to discover hell unleashed on the French political scene. Jerome Cahuzac, France’s brilliant minister of finance, was charged with fiscal evasion. My personal opinion on … Continue reading

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Were Libertarians and anarchists right from the beginning?

Stefan Molyneux in this relatively old video (NOV 2011, commenting the Greece Euro referendum) explains briefly what economic science and various other ideologies, including Libertarians, have predicted on the nation state and increase of income inequality. He then asks a question … Continue reading

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Change the system, educate people to a democratic and economic culture, the politicians will follow.

In a post ‘Inequality, Evolution, & Complexity’ , Chris Dillow asks why has neoclassical economics neglected the study of poverty. It then presents a study that shows that governments are distancing themselves from the median voter who traditionally determines election results at … Continue reading

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