Economics and politics - comment and analysis

The detrimental effect of German economic thought on Europe’s economic policy

Cross-posted from Brussels Morning (https://brusselsmorning.com)
 
What is called economics in Germany has become unchallenged ideological preaching. It is not about understanding economic interrelations, but a theology of conviction that is not grounded on facts and theory.
It is hard to believe that the “crème de la crème” of German economists fail time and again to soberly assess unfolding events. …

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Turkey and the mirage of monetary sovereignty

Cross-posted from Brussels Morning (https://brusselsmorning.com)
Turkey has fallen into a traditional carry-trade trap that is destabilising its currency; the structural solution to the challenge at hand would be to join a currency bloc.
The Turkish lira’s exchange rate has been in the international financial markets’ focus for months. …

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