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Heiner Flassbeck on Trump’s Tariffs Trade War

Heiner Flassbeck gave an interview to the Real News network yesterday. What is Trump up to now again? Understandably, many Americans (and others) are anxious about Trump raising tariffs on steel and aluminium. Flassbeck first relatives the impact of Trump’s measure and he goes on to propose a framework to make ’free’ trade work for everyone involved. …

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The Euro Disaster. By Jörg Bibow and Heiner Flassbeck

The Euro Disaster
By Jörg Bibow and Heiner Flassbeck (1)
The European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) has been in permanent crisis since 2008. Not all member states are equally affected – rather, a major imbalance is the result of unequal economic development and poses a particular threat to the continued existence of monetary union. …

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German Coalition Agreement: No new beginning, no dynamism, no cohesion, just the same old mercantilism

German Coalition Agreement: No new beginning, no dynamism, no cohesion, just the same old mercantilism
The Grand Coalition Agreement between Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian partner Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) is impressive alone due to its enormous volume. …

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