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The German current account surplus: Much larger than officially reported?

The German current account surplus: Much larger than officially reported?
It appears the German government is manipulating its trade surplus statistics to avoid increased criticism. While Germans believe a massive trade surplus is a confirmation of national superiority, elsewhere it is termed “beggaring thy neighbour”. …

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The US economy. Strange recovery indeed

Introduction

One reason why inequality has remained seriously under-researched for decades, especially in the USA, is that it is a prime ideological battle (you can read a history of inequality studies here). Those intending on praising the current system are not going to get involved in a subject that proves its failures (see Jason Hickel’s figures here and J.K. …

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