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Archive for February, 2010

Economic Musings II: The Euro as a Basket Case

2010-02-24 8 comments

How not to Introduce a New Currency

The Euro has been touted as something of a capstone of the European Unification project. Now it may well prove its stumbling block. How ironic. And at the same time how stupid and humiliating!

How (and why) has it all happened? Read more…

Economic Musings I: The State of “the” Economy

2010-02-21 3 comments

It’s always amazed CrisisMaven how little a trained economist could know of the world going on around him or her, so as to not spot a bubble for example. Obviously it has to do with the indicators they use which are only remotely related to reality. Those who can only calculate a model with maybe two enterprises and “a” state are probably not able to fathom a newspaper article talking about how the fashion in clothes affects shoe manufacturers. Or that there is an association of dye manufacturers and the fashion industry that today knows which shades of green, blue or pink will be en vogue in, say 2014. Read more…

CrisisMaven’s Blog News 2010-02-16: Over 10,000 Webpage Views!

2010-02-16 3 comments

Thanks to all avid readers: today, 2010-02-16 at around 18:40 GMT we went past our first 10,000 visitors on our blog in under one month! And with some interesting twists … Read more…

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Bloom of Doom VI: Will China Survive the Crisis?

China. like Japan in the late seventies and 1980s, has been dubbed an economic miracle. What if, like totally bankrupt Japan, this giant just stood on feet of clay, a zombie, a dead man walking? Are any of its statistics to be trusted? Or do we see just another Samuelson fallacy about the resilience and “productivity” of communism? Read more…

CrisisMaven’s Blog News 2010-02-12: List of Data Visualisation Sources

Welcome, Visitor: here’s what you can do …

with this blog … (First time visitor? – Why not  start here!) Read more…

Bloom of Doom V: “We have control of the ship, we have a plan”

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