Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

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    A National Market: The European Union

    Jun 23, 13 • 193 Views • No Comments

    Asked who is trustworthy, arrogant and compassionate, respondents in European Union nations offered a fascinating picture of how they perceive each other and themselves. Isn’t it interesting that the Italians named themselves as least trustworthy? And...  [read more]

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    The Money Supply: Gold Matters

    Apr 20, 13 • 205 Views • No Comments

    In its basement, the NY Fed has a vault. A very safe place for countries or central banks or international organizations to store their gold, a shared home also makes it easy for countries to transfer bars from their pile to someone else’s when they...  [read more]

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    Greek Privatization Progress

    Nov 20, 12 • 297 Views • No Comments

    Will international creditors say yes again to Greece after today’s meeting in Brussels? Part of the deal involves selling or leasing whatever the Greek government owns. The proceeds reduce the debt and meanwhile, by building roads and business parks,...  [read more]

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    Who Works the Hardest in the Euro Zone?

    Sep 30, 12 • 299 Views • No Comments

    I just discovered a surprising statistic. In the euro zone, judged by hours per week, the Germans are not nearly the hardest workers. Instead Greece, with an average of 42.1 hours is close to the top of the list. By contrast, for 2011, the average German...  [read more]

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    More Greek-German Humor

    Sep 21, 12 • 257 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]