Thursday, 21 March , 2019

Protectionism

Why Berlin Is Leading a Free Trade, Anti-Trump Coalition

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of the IMF, WTO and the World Bank have created a united front in defense of free trade....

G-20 drops anti-protectionist pledge

G-20 Drops Anti-Protectionist Pledge as Price of U.S. Assent by Rainer Buergin, Jeff Black  and Josh Wingrove Finance chiefs of the world’s largest economies set...

Galbraith on Greece, Trump, Europe and US Dollar

  "The issue is whether a break (of Greece) with Europe would make things better (for Greece). And that is an issue that has to...

Rethinking trade policy and protectionism in the Trump era

What kind of trade policy will the United States have under President Donald Trump? This is a hot issue, as Trump has made unorthodox pronouncements on trade issues during and after the election campaign. If he acts on even some of the positions he took, it will create a sea change in trade policy in the US and possibly the world.

Germany vs. China – Neoliberalism strikes back

While trade experts warn that a recent spending spree by Chinese companies — many of them supported by the Chinese government — will harm the competitiveness of European business in the long-term, Berlin and Brussels are struggling to come up with a political response.

Etats-Unis : pourquoi Donald Trump mise tout sur la finance dérégulée

En faisant de la dérégulation financière et de son complément les baisses d'impôts sa priorité, le nouveau président des Etats-Unis veut doper rapidement la croissance. Mais c'est un jeu risqué qui pourrait préparer la prochaine crise en oubliant de régler les questions essentielles des inégalités sociales et territoriales et de la baisse de la productivité.

Le testament de Maurice Allais

C’était le seul prix Nobel d’économie français. Né le 31 mai 1911, il part aux États-Unis dès sa sortie (major X31) de Polytechnique en 1933 pour étudier in situ la Grande Dépression qui a suivi la Crise de 1929. Ironie de l’histoire, il a ainsi pu réaliser une sorte de “jonction” entre les deux Crises majeures du siècle. Son analyse, percutante et dérangeante, n’a malheureusement pas été entendue faute de relais.