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Stiglitz needs to speak up

The people of Greece did everyone in Europe a favour when they threw out the last government and gave the thumbs down to the austerity imposed by the guardians of financial orthodoxy. They opened up the political space for a democratic debate on the future of the strife-torn continent. The politicians failed to grasp that opportunity: they […]

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Fiddling the Books Athens-style

It’s Athens, rather than Rome, that’s burning as the politicians fiddle. But this time we are likely to see other capitals going up in flames before the final dénouement of this Depression. And yet, it need not have happened; and nor are the horrors of the coming years inevitable. The corruption of the Greek way […]

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