Posts Tagged ‘Carmen Reinhart’

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Comparing Economic Recoveries

    Oct 29, 12 • 398 Views • No Comments

    Illustrated by this graph from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, sometimes one orange line can create a huge debate. The thick orange line representing the US recovery from the December 2007-June 2009 recession reflects a tepid ascent next to curves that...  [read more]

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    Luxembourg Yogurt?

    Oct 13, 12 • 237 Views • No Comments

    For this Greece update, some past and current information… Soon after the euro was launched on January 1, 2002, a €76,000 bank heist near Athens became the first major euro robbery. Near Athens also, with the new currency launch, it took 3 staff...  [read more]

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    An Economic Lesson From Marie Antoinette’s Fashion Designer

    Aug 9, 11 • 388 Views • No Comments

    Rose Bertin was the 18th century Alexander McQueen. As Marie Antoinette’s personal fashion guru, she designed massively skirted ornate gowns and 3-foot high poufy hair styles. More than clothing, though, her designs embodied power, presence and...  [read more]

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    Debt Deja Vu

    Jun 9, 11 • 273 Views • No Comments

    Again, Greek debt was in the news. This time, though, the focus was other defaults. For as long as nations have existed, they have borrowed money and then been unable to repay it. The first report of Greece defaulting on her debt was during the fourth century...  [read more]