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The Next Eurozone Battle Is Shaping Up

August 11th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Next Eurozone Battle Is Shaping Up

The structural design deficiencies in the eurozone have been papered over by the cyclical tailwinds in the economy and balming ECB action. But at the first sight of headwinds, these will reassert themselves with a vengeance. Remedial action is already very difficult as it involves a leap forward in European integration for which there is […]

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The Hard Euro Is An Assault On Democracy

May 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Hard Euro Is An Assault On Democracy

The euro is basically unbreakable as the cost of leaving has increased. The amount of discipline necessary to keep the euro together is unprecedented. And countries have shown willingness to undergo that discipline, and others to function as the disciplinarian. This means that economically, the euro is a lot stronger than many probably think. However, […]

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The Euro Can’t Break Up

March 31st, 2017 · Comments Off on The Euro Can’t Break Up

The euro is highly dysfunctional, it confers few economic benefits, has been an economic disaster and is a source of political problems within the EU. It was never easy to leave the euro, but on balance, for countries like Greece, Portugal, and Italy, it seemed a good idea. But new collective action clauses in bonds […]

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Will Italy’s Lost Decades End With A Bang?

March 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Will Italy’s Lost Decades End With A Bang?

Italy’s economy isn’t expected to return to its 2007 output level until the mid 2020s. While Italy would benefit from an Italian Margaret Thatcher, there are few good options left to save its economy. Not even leaving the euro, now openly discussed, is without problems. Meanwhile, debt and banking problems persist and the risks abound. […]

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If You Kick The Can Long Enough, It Becomes A Bomb

March 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off on If You Kick The Can Long Enough, It Becomes A Bomb

Greek debt is simply unsustainable, even the IMF says so. The only way to have a chance of defusing this time bomb is to exchange debt relief for the IMF reform program but politics and discord are preventing this. There is a toxic mix brewing with other countries on the brink and looming political instability […]

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The Indicator That Could Spell Trouble

December 1st, 2016 · Comments Off on The Indicator That Could Spell Trouble

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The Eurozone Is Certain To Fail, According To Stiglitz

September 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Eurozone Is Certain To Fail, According To Stiglitz

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The Win-Win Eurozone Cure

August 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Win-Win Eurozone Cure

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Lessons From The Eurozone | Seeking Alpha

January 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on Lessons From The Eurozone | Seeking Alpha

A consensus is emerging on what has been plaguing the eurozone. This can be summed up as “It’s the euro, stupid.” Here are the main lessons from the protracted crisis, and we see little room for improvement. Source: Lessons From The Eurozone | Seeking Alpha

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Trouble In Portugal | Seeking Alpha

January 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on Trouble In Portugal | Seeking Alpha

Just like Greece before it, Portugal is running into the economic and political constraints of being a eurozone member. A political crisis looms as the Portuguese president has refused to grant the Left Bloc, which won the elections, the right to form a government. Although he probably made the right economic judgement, democracy is shoved […]

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