Tag Archives: Eurozone

Germany and the Eurozone crisis

John Lanchester in LRB: If European monetary policy is run according to German national interests, huge structural imbalances will accumulate. The Germans will then either have to pay to correct those imbalances, or agree that the euro should not be run primarily according to German national interests. If they are unwilling to do either of… Read More »

Wednesday Links

Cynicism and the Nigerian state – NigeriansTalk The Un-Shock Doctrine: A defense of communism – Slavoj Žižek The Political Relevance of the Internet in Developing Countries – The Monkey Cage Time to avoid the dictatorship v democracy debate in Africa – David Booth Eurozone and the Greek debt – “Overindebted countries with their own currencies inflate. But countries… Read More »

Friday Links

1. Why is Hosni Mubarak clinging to power? Maybe because the life of an exiled dictator isn’t what it used to be – FP 2. Ms Merkel: Eurozone nations would have to agree on retirement age, tax and spending rules – Guardian 3. German companies great and small are making the most of globalisation. Their… Read More »

An anthropological take on the euro crisis

By keith Hart. The conclusion: The euro is the most tangible symbol of the European Union, but not co-extensive with it. For the last century or more, member states had supplied their citizens with a monopoly currency that served both as the reification of the national economy and as their principle link to the world… Read More »