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Syriza wins in Greece: what it must do

Posted January 25, 2015 by Ian Welsh

It would have been better if they won last time, Greece is pretty fully looted now.  But Greeks thought they were Europeans, and didn’t realize the contempt that French and Germans had for them, and how willing they were to kill and impoverish large numbers of them. There is a great deal of hand-wringing in […]

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Dutch Disease

Posted January 19, 2015 by Ian Welsh

In light of the troubles the oil price collapse is causing Canada let us revisit the issue of Dutch Disease and explain how the Canadian economy worked for over a 100 years until Prime Minister Harper’s conservatives, by overly favoring resources and letting the Canadian manufacturing be terribly damaged, effectively ended the Canadian mixed economy. […]

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