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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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Did the Irish economy ‘recover’?

For several years by now, mainstream economists and Right wing policy-makers have been arguing that the Irish case constitutes proof positive of the ultimate correctness of austerity and labour market liberalisation policies. The economy of this small island was hit incredibly hard by the financial crisis of 2008/09. …

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