Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

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    The European Union “Family”

    Jun 2, 12 • 101 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Debates, International Trade and Finance, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    The results of a European Pew Research opinion survey among 8 nations reminded me of a dysfunctional family. As you look at the tables below from the Pew Report, you might think of Germany as the successful sibling, Greece as the “black sheep,”...

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    Greek Red Tape

    Mar 23, 12 • 111 Views • Businesses, Government, International Trade and Finance, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Our story begins with 3 Greek entrepreneurs who want to create an e-commerce business selling olive products. It ends as Oliveshop.com begins to flourish with orders from the U.S., Australia, Japan, Mongolia and beyond. The middle of the story, though, is...