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She certainly thinks so. Puerto Rico parade via www.shutterstock.com

Is there life after debt for Puerto Rico?

Congress just passed a bailout for Puerto Rico – in the nick of time – yet it's not enough to solve the island's biggest challenge: returning to growth.
We bailed out the banks – our food is worth even more, but working out exactly how much more is tricky. Louise Docker/Wikimedia Commons

If dollars rule the world, why don’t the bees get a bailout?

Is it worth trying to put a price on the natural world, when things like water and food are priceless? Yes, says Paul Sutton - without knowing the value of the environment, we might not value it at all.
Alexis Tsipras is on track to win the Greek election. thierry ehrmann

Why are European leaders so afraid of Greece’s Syriza party?

The calling of a snap election in Greece for January 25 has been met with great concern in political circles, prompted direct interventions by top European officials and alarmed markets and credit rating…
Dance with the devil and the devil don’t change: he changes you. HowardLake

Co-op’s latest blunder spells the end for ethical banking

The Co-operative Bank is no longer. What was once an experiment in working class self-help has become the latest victim of rapid changes sweeping the financial sector. It seems unlikely that the ethical…
Taking on water is the last thing a sinking vessel needs. amirjina

Bail ins are the new bail outs, but they won’t save banking

Bailing out banks is so 2008. It seems 2013 is the year of the bank “bail in”. It started with the Co-operative Bank in the UK, when the bank’s management decided to “bail in” some of its bond holders…
As Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy considers a bailout from the European Central Bank, commentators argue over whether the root of the country’s economic troubles sprang from its housing bubble, rather than prolifigate public spending. AAP

The cautionary tale of Spain’s real estate bubble

Spaniards Fernando and Sara got married in 2007. With the help of their parents, the couple bought a house in the outer suburbs of Sevilla because they couldn’t afford one closer to the city. An art history…

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