The EU is fraying thanks to its puzzle of fiscal governance policies.
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The European Union faces a crisis of legitimacy, and its rules on fiscal governance are at the heart of it.
Greece needs genuine European support.
Economic sense has been largely irrelevant in the unfolding Greek drama. Instead, morality has been at its heart.
The influx of refugees into Europe has put pressure on the structures of the eurozone itself.
Troubles in the eurozone can be viewed as a continuing fallout to the 2008 global crisis.
Whose money pile is growing was a key issue in 2015.
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Our scholars delivered a steady supply of research and analysis on what was a busy year in business and economics.
The European Union was billed as the most important post-WWII peace project. It has failed.
Hamilton is shown whispering into Ben Franklin’s ear in Howard Chandler Christy’s depiction of the signing of the Constitution.
Alexander Hamilton and the policies he pursued as America's first treasury secretary set the US on a course of national unity. That’s just what Europe needs today.
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Lord Palmerston, Britain’s 19th-century prime minister, was reputedly the first person to have coined the phrase that Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests. Many…
How to explain Greece’s bailout puzzle?
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No one seems to really believe the latest bailout plan will work without debt relief. But the only way to get Greece to adopt essential reforms is to pretend it isn't in the cards.
Greek demonstrators protested as its government voted to accept the latest austerity conditions. Greece would have been better off exiting the Eurozone.
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If Greece exited the Eurozone it would face several years of economic chaos. But it would be the master of its own destiny. The current EU offer will further destroy the Greek economy.
Grecians have made it clear how they feel about Golden Dawn: get out.
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Some, including Greece's ex-Finance Minister Varoufakis, have warned that the bailout's austerity will strengthen extremist parties like Golden Dawn. They're wrong.
Will Greece’s asset fund turn into an investing piggy bank or another lost opportunity?
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Greece must sell €50 billion worth of government assets as part of its latest bailout. It could very well go wrong.
Unfortunately, the eurozone doesn’t exactly fit together like a puzzle.
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The last-minute bailout deal will keep Greece in the common currency, but at a cost of the dream that was the euro.
Greek"No" supporters celebrate referendum results.
The media predictions are dire, but the reality of the Greek monetary crisis may be less sensational.
Greece’s gross domestic product, shown here in 2010 constant dollars, has plunged since 2008.
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On Sunday, the citizens of Greece voted No on the country’s referendum to accept a package of money in exchange for further austerity measures. Now what? Every armchair economist from Iowa to the Aegean…
The new agora?
Talk on the street is that nothing short of revolution will do after the referendum.
Varoufakis said he resigned to help the negotiations.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who led a failed strategy to change the terms of Greece's bailout, resigned Monday.
Celebrations in full swing after the No vote.
The referendum is a victory against the political class that has driven Greece to the brink, and the eurocrats who refused to help.
Celebrations by No supporters on July 5 in front of Greek parliament in Athens.
The Greek rejection of the bailout means it's time to brace ourselves: Grexit is now an 80% probability.
Syriza’s successful Oxi (No) campaign was a symbolic victory that will have little lasting impact.
Heralded and mourned as historic, the so-called Greferendum was more about the survival of the Greek government and Syriza than anything else.
No voters celebrate but many questions remain.
Greece has voted resoundingly against the bailout terms set by the IMF in a historic referendum.