Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

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    Some Greek Math

    Aug 24, 12 • 431 Views • No Comments

    With a euro zone update on Greece unfolding (they might lease some islands but we’ll get to that in a moment), here is some Greek math that Michael Lewis presents in Boomerang. Referring to the deficit, during October 2009, the Greek government thought......  [read more]

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    Do You Agree With French Taxes?

    Aug 9, 12 • 456 Views • No Comments

    Talking about taxes, economists like to quote Louis XIV’s finance minister: “The art of taxation consists of so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” We have been hearing a......  [read more]

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    Olympic Predictions

    Jul 25, 12 • 374 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 • 341 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]

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    The European Union “Family”

    Jun 2, 12 • 334 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]