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Eu Austerity

Collateral Financial and Economic Damage Debased

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

The mind boggles. Because no one seems willing to appreciate, whether in Berlin, Brussels or Athens, that the situation could easily be normalized at this stage if the Greek sovereign debt were accordingly adjusted in real terms to compensate for such "unintended" damage.

This Is Recovery? Germany, "Powerhouse" in Need of a Jump-Start

John Weeks | Posted 04.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
John Weeks

The belief that austerity leads to growth is absurd. And practicing a trade policy discredited 250 years ago by Adam Smith abandons the basic principles of a common market.

Howard Fineman

Hoard Your Toilet Paper -- The Left Is Coming!

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

WASHINGTON –- Greece gave us democracy and theater, and now is giving us a gripping new synthesis of the two: the dramatic, hysterical alarms of sup...

EU To Slow Pace Of Austerity

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ and RAF CASERT | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business

BRUSSELS — The European Union softened its demands for austerity Wednesday when it gave France, Spain and four other member states more time to ...

Austerity's Curveballs

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The opportunists of austerity are as plentiful and as shameless as their military peers were regarding Iraq, and they share the same motivations: "tawdry ambitions, spineless leadership, and fear."

Could Labor Unions Destroy European Austerity?

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The government austerity budgets being put into place around Europe have raised the ire of powerful labor unions which have already proven this year t...

A Lesson From Britain's Austerity Plan: Poor Could Be Hurt Most

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — Britain's poor and powerful clashed Thursday over who will lose out most under austerity measures that will slash benefits, jobs and go...