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"Are Negative Interest Rates Good For Growth?" by Nouriel Roubini NEW
Social Europe 11 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Monetary policy has become increasingly unconventional in the last six years, with central banks implementing zero-interest-rate policies, quantitative easing, credit easing, forward guidance, and unlimited exchange-rate intervention. But now we have...
"The Nordic Model Is No Longer A Holy Grail" by Philippe Pochet NEW
Social Europe 13 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The European social model, virtually forgotten since the 2000s, is making a long-overdue comeback as the effects of the 2008 financial crisis continue to damage European society and exacerbate inequality levels. But this welcome change coincides with...
"Will POLITICO.EU Be Like ‘Die Welt’ And ‘BILD’?" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 13 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
The  European media scene is in for a bit of a shake-up in the coming months. The Washington-based political news website POLITICO has entered a 50:50 joint venture with German publishing house Axel Springer to launch POLTICO.EU in the second qu...
"The SPD Has To Do More Than Enforce A Creditor’s Paradise In Europe" by Mark Blyth NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 13 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
As I sat in my office at Brown University on December 16, 2014, an email popped into my inbox with the title “Herzlichen Glückwunsch – Sie sind der 1. Preisträger des Hans-Matthöfer-Preises für Wirtschaftspublizistik.&...
"How Pegida Uses Social Insecurity" by Gesine Schwan NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 12 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The Pegida demonstrations in Dresden have attracted a lot of international media attention and raised considerable concerns about social peace inside Germany. Many people simply cannot understand why Pegida are warning about a so-called Islamisa...
"Eurozone Fiscal Policy – Still Not Getting It" by Simon Wren-Lewis NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 14 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The impact of fiscal austerity on the Eurozone as a whole has been immense. In my recent Vox piece, I did a back of the envelope calculation which said that GDP in 2013 might be around 4% lower as a result of cuts in government consumption and i...
"Labor In The Age Of Robots" by Guy Ryder NEW
Social Europe 5 Days, 9 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Fears about the impact of technology on the labor market are nothing new. In the early nineteenth century, a group of English textile workers known as the Luddites worried that new technologies like power looms and spinning frames would cost them the...
"Why The Euro Crisis Is A Crisis Of Sovereignty" by Joschka Fischer NEW
Social Europe 5 Days, 9 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
In the last two weeks, the two crises confronting Europe – in Ukraine and Greece – both escalated. In each case, Germany and its chancellor, Angela Merkel, were at the heart of efforts to achieve a diplomatic resolution. This is a new rol...
"This is Recovery? Germany, ‘Powerhouse’ In Need Of A Jump-Start" by John Weeks NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 8 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
The German government has been a strong supporter of austerity programmes, arguing that the associated goals of deficit and debt reduction provide the best, if not the only, route to economic recovery in Europe. Some writers reach back to the hyper-i...
"How Globalisation And Technology Drive Insecurity" by Paul Sweeney NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 9 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
People are insecure. Young people worry about getting a decent job, finding a secure home and having to pay off the vast debts run up in the decade of uber-liberal economic policies of European governments to 2007. Elderly people worry about their se...
"Why We’re All Becoming Independent Contractors" by Robert Reich NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
GM is worth around $60 billion, and has over 200,000 employees. Its front-line workers earn from $19 to $28.50 an hour, with benefits. Uber is estimated to be worth some $40 billion, and has 850 employees. Uber also has...
"What Is Systemic Risk?" by SE NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Since the beginning of the financial and economic crisis more than half a decade ago the term ‘systemic risk’ has been used a lot. But what exactly does it mean? What is the system and what is the risk? Is there just financial risk or are...
"Why We Need A Welfare Union In Europe" by Tito Boeri NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Are Europe’s welfare states fit to meet the demands brought on by the financial crisis? In an interview with EUROPP’s Managing Editor Stuart Brown, Tito Boeri discusses the need for a ‘stress test’ of the European we...
"Reading The Greek Deal Correctly" by James K. Galbraith NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
On Friday as news of the Brussels deal came through, Germany claimed victory and it is no surprise that most of the working press bought the claim. They have high authorities to quote and to rely on. Thus from London The Independent reported: several...
"The Varoufakis vs Schäuble Endgame" by Steven Hill NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
As many analysts and observers previously predicted (myself included on Social Europe), the eurozone crisis not only is not over, as some European leaders had boasted, but it has returned in a more virulent form. The possibility of a Greek exit...
"Brave Little Deflationary Belgium" by Ronald Janssen NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
In a speech delivered last week in London, Peter Praet, member of the executive board of the ECB, formulated the key challenge the Euro Area economy is facing in a very clear way: …. an oil price shock improves the terms of trade, increas...
"What The Eurogroup Demands Is Absurd" by Paul Krugman NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Paul Krugman was interviewed by Evan Davis on the BBC’s Newsnight programme on 17th February. The following is a transcript of the part of the interview dealing with the negotiations for a new deal for Greece. I don’t know what you think...
"Show Solidarity And Stop Bashing Greece!" by Robert Misik NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
It was a paragraph hidden away in a Der Spiegel story about European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker. During the European election campaign, one read, “the word ‘solidarity’ stood out on Juncker’s posters.” And...
"How The Greek Middle Class Was Radicalised" by Vasilis Leontitsis NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 8 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
A number of commentators have written on the extent to which Syriza managed to attract the backing of a wide section of Greek society in its election victory on 25 January. Vasilis Leontitsis writes that one of the key dynamics in the elect...
"Which Side Are You On, Jeroen Dijsselbloem?" by David Lizoain NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 9 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Just over a hundred years have passed since the greatest failure of European social democracy. The workers’ movement was unable to halt the needless slaughter of World War I. First, Jean Jaures was assassinated, silencing his powerful anti-mili...