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Happiness and Freedom: East German Version

Posted April 30, 2015 by Ian Welsh

  Many East Germans remember East Germany favorably: Today, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, 57 percent, or an absolute majority, of eastern Germans defend the former East Germany. “The GDR had more good sides than bad sides. There were some problems, but life was good there,” say 49 percent of those […]

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Austerity in the EU—in Rap

Posted April 21, 2015 by Ian Welsh

The entire video is worth watching, but if you want to skip to the meet, go to 3:37.  This is one of the most accurate portrayals of Lagarde (in charge of the IMF) and Merkel I’ve seen.  Better than most written analysis. Also, funny. If you enjoyed this article, and want me to write more, […]

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