Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

  • Video Game Economics

    Oct 10, 12 • 423 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes a virtual world can show us some economic reality. Here is the story: There once was a Greek economist who, for many years, happily wrote papers and taught classes, in (he said) his “academic cocoon.” However, as the euro-zone calamity...  [read more]

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    Who Works the Hardest in the Euro Zone?

    Sep 30, 12 • 362 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 • 327 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]

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    Greek-German Humor

    Sep 20, 12 • 387 Views • No Comments

    A German wife? A Greek husband? This “Very European Breakup” is fun, especially figuring out what the details mean. And… “A Greek, an Irishman and a Portuguese go into a bar and order a drink. Who picks up the bill? A German.”...  [read more]

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    Some Greek Math

    Aug 24, 12 • 347 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]