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Thomas Piketty in The Hague & Amsterdam

On November 5, Thomas Piketty will inform Dutch Parliament in The Hague and then continue to Amsterdam for the evening. While he is busy in The Hague – and likely will be grilled on the French economy – there will be a small… 619 more words

Anatomy Of Holland

The House That Inflation Built, An Introduction.

As a progressive and part-time Keynesian there’s an ever-present temptation to paint deregulation’s portrait with the visage of Ronald Reagan. Reagan was an active proponent of the modern recitation of 19th century economic virtues. 446 more words


How to train your Draghi

It turns out that Cressida Cowell has been writing her dragon books for years and that the box offices of the films are approaching $1 billion, while this weblog was rather oblivious of that. 440 more words

Economic Crisis

Russia's currency is collapsing—and Putin won't do anything to stop it

The Russian ruble has set a series of records recently, plumbing new depths against other major currencies almost every day:

The ruble’s inexorable decline has made it “one of the world’s top basket-case currencies,” alongside the Ukrainian hryvnia and Argentine peso,  540 more words

Cause and Cure of the Crisis (ctnd)

February 2013 already gave a weblog entry Cause and Cure of the Crisis and November 2013 a YouTube video – though with a rather slow speed of presentation. 235 more words

Anatomy Of Holland

Merkel to blame on establishing sound budgetary policies?

“Foreign countries are to blame!” – That is how politicians tend to justify developments voters do not appreciate. From a politician point of view such a accusation is understandable in two ways: Those who are accused can’t vote (and so can’t harm the politician) and, secondly, the politician is absolving himself of responsibility.  230 more words