Posts Tagged ‘austerity’

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    A New Greek (Economic) Fuel: Olive Oil

    Oct 26, 12 • 1251 Views • No Comments

    The Greek government needs its newest bailout infusion. But in return, austerity would include (among many other requirements) cutting certain civil servants’ salaries by as much as 35%, raising the retirement age again but this time to 67, and...  [read more]

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    More Greek-German Humor

    Sep 21, 12 • 275 Views • No Comments

    This Monty Python Greek-German soccer match is wonderful. Thinking of the euro zone, perhaps it also says something about each country’s personality. Sources and Resources: The Monty Python video was from YouTube, here....  [read more]

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    Greek-German Humor

    Sep 20, 12 • 316 Views • No Comments

    A German wife? A Greek husband? This “Very European Breakup” is fun, especially figuring out what the details mean. And… “A Greek, an Irishman and a Portuguese go into a bar and order a drink. Who picks up the bill? A German.”...  [read more]

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    Olympic Predictions

    Jul 25, 12 • 249 Views • No Comments

    If you want to predict Olympic medal winners, you might look at economic data. A report on the Olympics from Goldman Sachs suggests that nations with a superior economic growth environment will increase their share of Olympic gold medals in London....  [read more]

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    Understanding Germany

    Jun 28, 12 • 230 Views • No Comments

    Are Germans thinking, “We did it and now it’s your turn?” Ten years ago, Germany’s unemployment rate averaged more than 9% and economic growth was close to zero. Jobless workers, depending on their family status, were receiving 60-67%...  [read more]