By Alvaro Vargas Llosa | Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 11:25 AM PST | Comments Off on Europe’s Lessons for Economic Growth
A bird’s-eye view of the Eurozone economies a decade after the financial crisis invites three conclusions: Governments that made unpopular free-market reforms are already reaping the fruits; families and businesses are acting more sensibly than their governments; last but not least, people have behaved much differently than the European Central Bank (ECB) intended. The...
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Tags: economic recovery, European Central Bank, European Union, Eurozone, Ireland, Portugal, Spain
By Randall Holcombe | Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 7:27 AM PST | 1 Comment
Last Spring President Obama tried to talk German Chancellor Angela Merkel into continuing massive deficit spending to support the sagging economy. Quitting now, Obama argued, would cut the recovery short and risk major economic problems. A more sluggish German economy would slow world recovery, including recovery in the U.S. Merkel’s response was that narrowing...
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Tags: Angela Merkel, Budget and Tax Policy, economic growth, Economics, Europe, fiscal responsibility, German economy, Germany, Greece, Keynesian economics, Obama, Portugal, Spain, stimulus package