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"Scotland: The Morning After The Night Before" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 7 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
So, the decision is taken! After a frantic final period of campaigning Scottish voters eventually declined the offer of independence and opted to stay part of the United Kingdom. In the end, the result was not as close as the polls leading up to yest...
"The Price Of Scottish Independence" by Jeffrey D. Sachs NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 7 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Though the world’s eyes now are on Scotland’s referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, Scotland is not alone in seeking to redraw national boundaries. There are independence movements in many other parts of the world;...
"David Cameron’s Failures And The Great Shrinking" by Steven Hill NEW
Social Europe 3 Days, 5 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
In Prime Minister David Cameron’s desperate entreaties towards his fellow countrymen in the North, one can hear the resounding bleat of his own policy failures. The theme of Cameron’s tenure has become one of “The Great Shrinking&rd...
"Vanguard Scotland?" by Robert Skidelsky NEW
Social Europe 3 Days, 6 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Since I believe that the Scots are sensible, I think that they will vote “no” this week to independence. But, whichever way the vote goes, the spectacular rise of nationalism, in Scotland and elsewhere in Europe, is a symptom of a disease...
"Stop Structural Reforms And Start Public Investment In Europe" by Paul De Grauwe NEW
Social Europe 3 Days, 6 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Slow growth in the Eurozone has become endemic since the start of the sovereign debt crisis in 2010. This is made very clear in Figure 1, which contrasts the growth experience of the Eurozone with the non-Eurozone EU-member countries since the start...
"The European School-to-work Transition And The Crisis" by Luca Giuliani and Francesco Pastore NEW
Social Europe 4 Days, 6 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The school-to-work transition is a long, dark tunnel for many young people around the world. However, the problem is not the same everywhere; in Germany, for example, young people have almost the same probability of working as adults, while in the Ea...
"David Cameron (From Wikipedia 2100)" by Simon Wren-Lewis NEW
Social Europe 5 Days, 5 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Prime Minister of UK (including Scotland until 2014) from 2010 to 2017. Widely seen as the catalyst behind the renewed decline of the UK, after a brief respite in the 30 years previously (see entries for Margaret Thatcher and Gordon Brown). On becomi...
"How The Rich Rule US Democracy" by Dani Rodrik NEW
Social Europe 5 Days, 6 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
It is hardly news that the rich have more political power than the poor, even in democratic countries where everyone gets a single vote in elections. But two political scientists, Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwester...
"Lessons From 15 Years Of Japanese Deflation" by Ronald Janssen NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
While Mario Draghi has stolen the show with his speech at Jackson Hole, another speech by Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, is actually even more interesting. Kuroda’s introductory remarks are short and simple and they concer...
"Facing Reality In The Eurozone" by Adair Turner NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s recent speech at the annual gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has excited great interest, but the implication of his remarks is even more startling than many initiall...
"Tricky Questions For Scots Lucky Enough To Have A Vote" by John Kay NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
The first 150 years of union with England were a time of extraordinary economic and intellectual development in Scotland, which thrived on access to free trade across the British empire. Even during its 20th-century revival – and despite relati...
"Illegal Migration To Europe: What Should Be Done?" by Paul Collier NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
There is a real and present danger of overt hostility of majority populations towards the minorities established in the EU. An important factor fuelling rising hostility is the sense that immigration is out of control, most visibly manifested in the...
"Brexit Or Not? Time For The EU To Move" by Fabian Zuleeg NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The deteriorating relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and the rest of the EU, including the prospect of a referendum on EU membership, would have dominated the Union’s agenda had it not been for the economic/financial crisis, followed...
"Is The Eurozone Turning Into Germany?" by Jörg Bibow NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
It has been pretty clear since at least the spring of this year that the ECB was keen to see the euro weakening. At the time the euro stood near to $1.40. Policymakers in a number of euro area member states issued calls for a more competitive exchang...
"Quantitative Easing Or Business Easing In Europe?" by Ronald Janssen NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
A political “consensus” is at this moment being forged in the Euro Area around a policy mix where the ECB would go for some form of, yet undefined, quantitative easing and this in exchange for radical structural reforms. To push this view...
"German Savers Have It Really Tough" by Jörg Bibow NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
This week the ECB’s governing council agreed on interest rate cuts and some fresh liquidity measures. The policy move has sparked off quite some excitement in all kinds of corners. Certainly financial markets highly welcomed the ECB’...
"French Socialists On Mission Impossible" by Denis McShane NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The French Socialist Party’s summer conference is known as France as l’université d’été – the summer university.  This odd title disguises a major political event that – short of a ful...
"The Lesser Depression" by J. Bradford DeLong NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
First it was the 2007 financial crisis. Then it became the 2008 financial crisis. Next it was the downturn of 2008-2009. Finally, in mid-2009, it was dubbed the “Great Recession.” And, with the business cycle’s shift onto an upward...
"Nigel Farage Gambles On Labour Win In The UK" by Peter Kellner NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Douglas Carswell’s defection signals that Nigel Farage is playing the long game for his party’s future. Some political mysteries are solved by logic rather than leaks. The latest mystery: what is Nigel Farage really up to? If Douglas Cars...
"Why Mario Draghi’s Policy Ideas Won’t Work" by Ronald Janssen NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Mario Draghi’s speech at the annual symposium of central bankers in Jackson Hole is causing a bit of a stir. It is seen by many as admitting that the economy is entering dangerous territory in the form of weak economic performance, too low infl...