Category Archives: Economics/Politics

Ethics and Globalization

The Peterson Institute held a significant and path-breaking all-day conference on “Ethics and Globalization: The Tradeoffs Underlying Our Policy Choices” on January 7, 2013. The program featured a distinguished group of economists, philosophers, political scientists, and policymakers engaged in an … Continue reading

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Σε αφανισμό οδηγούνται οι μεγάλες ελληνικές βιομηχανίες από τις εξοντωτικές τιμές του φυσικού αερίου

Με Ειδικό Φόρο Κατανάλωσης (ΕΦΚ) δεκαπλάσιο από άλλες χώρες, έλλειψη ανταγωνισμού, μονοπωλιακές πρακτικές, άκαμπτο ρυθμιστικό πλαίσιο και εξοντωτικά τιμολόγια που είναι 100% ακριβότερα από ότι σε γειτονικές χώρες και σε χώρες της ΕΕ, το φυσικό αέριο βάζει τη ταφόπλακα στην … Continue reading

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Two books and the Greek crisis: A BBC Perspective

BBC’s Paul Mason noticed two books in English on the desk of the Greek ex finance minister a couple of months ago: Andrew RossSorkin’s “Too Big to Fall” and Costas Kataras “Nice Capitalism” . As Mason starts his interesting article … Continue reading

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Harvard now(?) wonders how to fix Capitalism: Replace it with … Nice Capitalism stupid!

Anna Farmery of the Engaging Brand is producing another top class podcast, talking about how business can help create social value. This time in an interview with Mark Kramer, founder and managing director at FSG and a Harvard CSR fellow, … Continue reading

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Income inequality and the global crisis

Michael Kumhof, Deputy Division Chief, Modeling Unit, Research Department, IMF and Romain Rancière, Associate Professor of Economics at Paris School of Economics are apocalyptic regarding the origins of the financial crisis in a recent article (06/02/2011, VoxEU) and are fully … Continue reading

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Ireland: Lean times for the Celtic Tiger?

The Irish economy used to be the envy of Europe, but the Celtic Tiger has lost its roar and workers are losing their jobs.Most careers went suddenly from boom to bust. The fear that the economy in Ireland could crash … Continue reading

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"Πράσινη" Ουτοπία

21/01/2010, Μια ομάδα «άκαπνων» διαμορφωτών πολιτικής πλασάρει το νέο, και ίσως τελευταίο μας, όραμα για ανάπτυξη: την «πράσινη οικονομία».Μας λένε όμως, από άγνοια ή σκοπιμότητα, τη μισή φράση. Γιατί η φράση ολόκληρη, όπως διατυπώνεται και στη στρατηγική της Ευρώπης, έχει … Continue reading

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