Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

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    The European Union “Family”

    Jun 2, 12 • 196 Views • No 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,”...  [read more]

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    Bogeys, Birdies and the Eurozone

    Jun 1, 12 • 216 Views • No Comments

    Analyzing more than 1.6 million putts, including Tiger Woods, 2 University of Pennsylvania economists concluded that professional golfers putt better when avoiding a bogey (a stroke over par) than when trying for a birdie (a stroke under par). The reason? Our...  [read more]

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    Exit Plans

    May 24, 12 • 255 Views • No Comments

    A British charitable trust has offered a hefty reward for the best eurozone break-up plan. Their goal? Improve and influence policy though a 250,000 pound ($393,430) incentive prize. As I read through the finalists’ plans, the unfathomable complexity of...  [read more]

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    Aspirin for the Euro Zone?

    May 8, 12 • 232 Views • No Comments

    Tomorrow is Euro Day and it reminds me of aspirin. On May 9, 62 years ago, the French foreign minister proposed a limited economic partnership with West Germany. By the time the treaty was signed in 1951, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Italy had...  [read more]

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    Greek (Debt) Myths

    Jan 26, 12 • 272 Views • No Comments

    Maybe sell some islands and an ancient ruin or two? In Boomerang, Blind Side author Michael Lewis repeats what German politicians were suggesting in 2009 when they heard that the Greek debt was much larger than previous estimates. How much bigger? No one was...  [read more]