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Het misverstand van de participatiesamenleving. Het gaat om de verkeerde, neoliberale 3%- begrotingstekortregel die #opgetrokken moet worden naar 4% #parool #eu #emu-normen3%/60% #bramvanojik

Bij betaald werk horen zekerheden (Bram van Ojik, het laatste woord/Het Parool, 1 mei)

Werkgelegenheid Strijd om arbeidsvoorwaarden gaat nieuwe fase in

De Dag van de Arbeid is geen achterhaalde traditie, want juist nu worden vele mensen geconfronteerd met grote onzekerheden rond hun werk, schrijft Bram van Ojik. 823 more words


The pro-rupture article of uncompromising Minister Lafazanis

So, it’s been a long time since I have run any update on the blog. I return with the pro-rupture, uncompromising OP-ED article published today in Greek CRASH magazine by Panagiotis Lafazanis, the Greek Minister of Reconstruction of Production, Environment & Energy. 1,457 more words


Illustrating the Greek crisis, one euro at a time

From the WSJ comes an interesting little article about Greek artist Stefanos, who is so overwhelmed and upset about the Greek crisis that he has taken to illustrating his feelings about the situation on Euro notes.   51 more words

De #EU is aan het doormodderen #parool #oudgediendeAndréSzász #denhaag

‘We zijn aan het doormodderen’ (Ton Damen, economie/Het Parool, 20 april)

Eurocrisis Oud-DNB-directeur André Szász over wat we aanmoeten met de euro

De bodem van de Griekse staatskas komt in zicht. 513 more words


Finland's secular stagnation - a small aside

Edward Hugh wrote a very insightful piece on the state of the Finnish economy, especially seen from the secular stagnation perspective. In my opinion it is a very convincing piece and leads one to seriously question current economic policies (which is also possible on other basis, but this has a longer scope fundament). 787 more words


The ECB confirms the confidence fairy doesn't exist

In this working paper, the ECB studies the ‘confidence effects’ of fiscal consolidation, or what many call austerity politics. There are some ifs and buts but by and large this study confirms what Keynesians warned about: budget cuts in the middle of crisis have great negative effects. 61 more words


Bill Mitchell on the dishonest 'analysis' of the almost-Troika

On his blog. Here, I’d like to share the conclusion (my bold). The whole text is quite dense and in places technical, but worth a read, especially now when in Finland all the major political parties compete over how large budget cuts they intend to make after the elections. 122 more words