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Germany's Failed Austerity Policies

Harlan Green | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

One would think by now the debate has been resolved on which economic model created a better recovery from this Great Recession or Lessor Depression, as P Krugman has called it.

IOU 240 Euros, It's My Problem; IOU 240 Billion Euros, It's Your Problem!

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

The first thing to know is that nobody should sell or buy a lot of US stocks or bonds because of the unfolding late-inning melodrama between the new g...

Who's Extorting Whom? It's All About Coercion

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The Economist's Feb. 6 cover displayed the Venus de Milo statue pointing a revolver, with the headline "Go ahead, Angela, make my day." In the editors' upside-down world, Greece is threatening Europe, or at least Germany. Really?

The Happiest Year in Recent German History

Wolfgang Schäuble | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Wolfgang Schäuble

On the evening of the 9th of November 1989, when the message came in that the Berlin Wall was open, I was sitting in the Chancellery in Bonn, in a meeting on the issue of housing migrants from the German Democratic Republic. The session wasn't continued. Everyone stormed to the nearest television sets.

Why Taxation Must Go Global

Wolfgang Schäuble | Posted 01.03.2015 | World
Wolfgang Schäuble

Rules that were devised for this in the 1920s and 1930s are no longer suitable for today's international integration of economic processes and corporate structures. They need to be adapted to the economic reality of digital services.

A Small Step in Germany

Scott Malcomson | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Scott Malcomson

Germany is left as the major power of Europe itself, and to the degree that Europe projects power it will do so under significant German influence. But how, and toward what end?

Germany: Deaf to the Debt Crisis?

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schauble are engaged in a pre-election struggle to convince their voters, along with the world's markets, that Greece's deb...

Europe Struggles To Find Alternative To Bailing Out Banks

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2013 | Business

* EU talks end with no deal on rules to shut banks * New law could impose losses on big savers, bondholders * Germany's ...

From Munich To Sarajevo: A Pilgrimage For Peace

Katherine Marshall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The meeting was a message of hope: Despite the realities of violence and economic crisis, peace, prosperity, and a rich and meaningful culture are within our grasp.

Germany's Finance Minister Needs To Confront Investment Banks

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

Existing economic self-policing mechanisms are badly broken in Europe. The eurozone can only survive if there are effective monitors and appropriate penalties for fiscal and financial transgression.