The Irish have a long history of being tyrannized, exploited, and oppressed-from the forced conversion to Christianity in the Dark Ages, to slave trading of the natives in the 15th and 16th centuries, to the mid-nineteenth century "potato famine" that was really a holocaust. more »
by Charles Wyplosz, Voxeu.org The Cyprus bailout package contains a tax on bank deposits. This column argues that the tax is a deeply dangerous policy that creates a new situation, more perilous than ever. It is a radical change that potentially un… more »
by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101 The short television report on who actually received the money from the bail-out is very enlightening. You can watch the (52min) movie online at the website of ARTE until next week’s Tuesday. The finance minister… more »
This column alerts its readers about the poor condition of Dutch real estate industry. The Author - Dirk Ehnts - also explains why the Dutch banks may face problems in near future because of this. more »
Nobel Peace Prize: Was It Deserved?
Written by Stephen Swanson
A week in which the European Union wins a Nobel Peace Prize and also is chided by the IMF for not doing more to implement a Euro wide banking regime to contain continuing financial th… more »