Tag Archives: economic policy

Merkel’s manifesto serves EU better than Germany

The German chancellor’s campaign for a third term relies on promises of more redistribution …

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Filed under Allgemein

What the Mafia teaches about fiscal policy

What’s the impact of fiscal policy on GDP growth? That’s one of the most …


Filed under Economic Policy, Financial Crisis, General Economics

The Strange Logic of the Global iPhone Economy

Illustration: Klaus Meinhardt (www.klausmeinhardt.de)
A fascinating case study based on the iPhone  shows  how the …


Filed under Globalization

A forum of economic know it alls

Economists and the public – this really is a complicated affair. Last week, Kartik …


Filed under Economists & the Public

Accident, Suicide or Negligent Homicide?

Was the financial crisis just an economic act of God which could not have been prevented? This is what Alan Greenspan and other economic policy makers claim. U.S. economist Ross Levine now strongly challenges this view. Brown has conducted a meticulous autopsy of the financial system which leads to a rather unsettling conclusion. Continue reading


Filed under Banking, Financial Crisis, Monetary Policy, Regulation