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Sparpolitik is actually Investitionspolitik

German blog Nachdenkseiten comments on the crisis of the French government by saying that the vocabulary needs to be rethought. The German Sparpolitik could be translated as policy of thrift. 675 more words

European Union

Economic Initiative and Bolshevism

“The basic problems of agriculture were not, of course, Khrushchev’s creation. He interfered, reorganized, and campaigned too much, but he had inherited a generation of neglect and impoverishment and a system in which change could come only by order from above, since it treated peasant or even farm-managerial initiative with instinctive suspicion. 30 more words

Economic History

The 18-Hour Workday

“[U]nder Khrushchev campaigns to increase output (especially in the most unmechanized and labour-intensive livestock sector), and to expand procurements led to a big rise in labour inputs on the farms, so for many peasants the collective work became their primary occupation. 61 more words

Economic History

"The Rise and Fall of General Laws of Capitalism," D. Acemoglu & J. Robinson (2014)

If there is one general economic law, it is that every economist worth their salt is obligated to put out twenty pages responding to Piketty’s Capital. 628 more words

Economic History

Guest Post: Lowell & the Executive

Today’s guest post is from Lindsay Schakenbach, a Ph.D. candidate in history at Brown University. Her dissertation,  “Manufacturing Advantage: War, the State, and the Origins of American Industry 1790-1840,” explores the development of the arms and textile industries in the context of national security, diplomacy, and territorial expansion. 860 more words

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On Tito Mboweni, banking and building your own empire

When I was young I had this vision that I would one day own my own publishing house. The dream withered as I grew older, studied economics and realised that there are more rewarding (financially, and otherwise) careers to pursue. 1,462 more words

South Africa