Governments have announced ambitious programs of economic relief. Regrettably, they remain trapped in the conventional modes of fighting recession, without acknowledging that this time it must be done differently. Now that the waters of the devastating Covid-19 tsunami have started to recede, it is time to take inventory of the damage caused and ask if … Continue reading RESCUING THE WORLD ECONOMY: WE ARE NOT GOING ABOUT IT THE RIGHT WAY
Every day the quarantine is prolonged, more jobs are lost for good, more companies close, and more families fall in poverty. In the long run, who kills the most, the coronavirus or the poverty? The good thing is that we already know enough to avoid prolonging social isolation beyond what is absolutely necessary. It mostly depends on the health systems improving their ability to trace, detect and treat infectious cases.
My latest book “Germany and the Euro Crisis. A Failed Hegemony” has been published. I hope it will contribute to a better understanding of what happened during the Euro Crisis and the role Germany played in its origination and management. Looking forward, the book also discuss what future awaits for a Europe torn apart by … Continue reading Germany and the Euro Crisis. A Failed Hegemony