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"Some Reflections On Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital’" by Thomas Palley NEW
Social Europe 17 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is a six hundred and eighty-five page tome that definitively characterizes the empirical pattern of income and wealth inequality in capitalist economies over the past two hundred and fifty ye...
"Joe Stiglitz And Paul Krugman On ‘Capital In The Twenty-First Century’" by NewsWatch NEW
Social Europe 18 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The French economist Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) discussed his new book ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ at the City University of New York Graduate Center. In this landmark work, Piketty argues that the main driver of...
"The Banks And Austerity: A Simple Story Of The Last Ten Years" by Simon Wren-Lewis NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 17 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
There are probably a number of reasons why bank leverage (the amount of lending banks do in proportion to their capital) increased rapidly in the 00s: reduced regulation, underestimation of systemic risk as a result of the Great Moderation,...
"Paul Krugman On Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital In The 21st Century’" by NewsWatch NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 18 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Thomas Piketty’s new book ‘Capital In The 21st Century‘ has created a big impact; unusually also beyond the normal group of people involved in the policy process. As it stands this morning, Piketty’s book is the the bests...
"UKIP Campaign Poster Evokes Hatred" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 17 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Many commentators, including myself, have argued for a long time that the disastrous handling of the European crisis has opened the door to a toxic debate about ‘us’ and ‘them’ within the Union as well as a general r...
"Why A Global Wealth Tax Would Help Address Inequality" by Thomas Piketty NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 19 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The issue of inequality is one of the most salient in global politics. Thomas Piketty writes on the economic forces which have impacted upon inequality since the end of the First World War. He argues that with disparities in income and weal...
"The ECB’s problem is not arithmetic but politics (or to eat or not to eat sheep?)" by Andrew Watt NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 16 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
  Francesco Papadia, a distinguished monetary policy expert, has written an unfortunately potentially misleading piece on quantitative easing (QE) by the ECB. Entitled Some unpleasant Quantitative Easing Arithmetic, the author argues, in es...
"Why It Is Questionable How Fair The Hungarian Election Was" by Agnes Batory NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Hungary held elections on 6 April, with the ruling Fidesz party winning a clear majority of seats. While there was initially some doubt over whether Fidesz had secured the ‘super-majority’ in parliament needed to amend the country’s...
"Is German Policy The Greatest Eurozone Threat? A Response To Jürgen Stark" by Thomas Fazi NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
In a recent article published in the Financial Times, Jürgen Stark, a former member of the ECB’s executive board, brings the anti-inflation paranoia that the German establishment has accustomed us to since the start of the crisis to a whol...
"Q&A With Noam Chomsky" by Noam Chomsky NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Noam Chomsky visited Google on 8th April and took part in its Talks at Google programme. Rather than giving one uniform talk, Noam Chomsky engaged in a Q&A session replying to the following questions collected form Google users. Noam Chomsky&rsqu...
"The Top 6 Work Skills Today’s Employers Want" by Laura Brewer NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
After four years of college, my son is about to graduate with a degree in Environmental Politics. We are both aware that he is entering the job market at a time when more and more young people cannot find work. While putting together his résum...
"Losing Interest" by Barry Eichengreen NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Two of the world’s most prominent economic institutions, the International Monetary Fund and Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, recently warned that the global economy may be facing an extended period of low interest rates. Why is...
"Austerity, Journalists And The Financial Sector" by Simon Wren-Lewis NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The argument that current growth (since 2013 in the UK and maybe from 2014 in the Eurozone) vindicates austerity is ludicrous. Anyone who comes to the debate without existing baggage can see that developments in the UK and Eurozone have been entirely...
"Why Digital Niche Media Are On The Rise" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
The digital niche media market has entered another very interesting development phase, at least in the US. And to be perfectly honest the US is the place you have to look at if you want to keep abreast of publishing trends. In my view, Europe lags be...
"What Is Vladimir Putin’s Calculus?" by Joseph S. Nye NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
By most accounts, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been the winner in the Ukraine crisis, at least so far. His annexation of Crimea, which Nikita Khrushchev arbitrarily transferred to Ukraine in 1954, has been widely applauded at home, and he has...
"Ten Steps To Revive The European Economy" by Manuel de la Rocha-Vázquez NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Economistas Frente a la Crisis (Economists Confronting The Crisis) is a group of Spanish economists founded in 2011, who refuse to remain indifferent to the increase social suffering and inequality brought about by current economic policies. Our aims...
"Proposals To Fight Unemployment In Europe" by Frank Roels NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Comparing several proposals for economic growth, I focus on the number of novel, additional jobs that are predicted. Indeed, the present prospects for employment in the EU are not favorable. Although the IMF expects a return to growth in the Eurozone...
"Why Martin Schulz Is The “Marmite” Candidate For The Commission Presidency" by Gary Titley NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
I had twenty exciting years as a Member of the European Parliament. During that time many momentous events took place and it was a privilege to have played my small part in many of them. Yet, I was only there by the skin of my teeth thanks to the eve...
"Digital Risk In The Modern Society" by Ulrich Beck NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The issue of privacy and the surveillance of digital communications has been a key topic of concern across Europe, particularly in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s disclosures on the surveillance activities conducted by the United States&rsquo...
"Hope for the best prepare for the worst: the European economy spring 2014" by Andrew Watt NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The main message for European policymakers from the IMK economic forecast last week – available in German here – is that while there are strong grounds to hope for the best, concrete steps need to be taken to avoid the worst. Let us start...