Economics and politics - comment and analysis

The productivity puzzle explained. How right wing policies and neoclassical recipes destroy economic growth

‘America needs its unions more than ever.’ And ‘Labour reform could help restore the bargaining power of US workers.’ Can you believe that these are titles from articles in the Financial Times?
Mario Draghi, the president of the ECB, recently boasted that since 2015 the euro-zone gained more than 5 million jobs. …

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An interview with Heiner Flassbeck: Germany’s model and its growing class of working poor

Heiner Flassbeck gave an interview to the American The Real News Network. The main topics were the ideology of Germany as a model economy and its growing class of working poor.
Merkel’s strategy over the years has been as simple as it has been destructive. …

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