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Deutschland droht das „polnische Schicksal“

Posted by hkarner - 11. Mai 2019


Von Florian Eder, Olaf Gersemann, Brüssel, Berlin, welt.de
10-05-2019

Zum ersten Mal seit Jahren sprudeln die Steuern nicht mehr so stark wie eigentlich geplant. Das geht aus der aktuellen Steuerschätzung von Bundesfinanzminister Scholz hervor. Nun läuft die Diskussion, was das für die Projekte der Bundesregierung bedeutet.

Ökonomen haben kurz vor der Europawahl alle 28 EU-Länder auf ihre wirtschaftliche Solidität und den Reformeifer ihrer Regierungen hin überprüft. Die Ergebnisse überraschen positiv, allerdings gilt das nicht für alle Mitglieder.

Das Jahr, in dem Europa ein neues Parlament wählt und vielleicht auch eine neue politische Ausrichtung, begann mit einer Demütigung. Europa? „Ist mir egal“, trompetete Donald Trump zum Jahreswechsel, nachdem er schon 2018 für ausgiebiges Euro-Bashing genutzt hatte.

So europhob wie ihr Präsident geben sich zwar wenige Amerikaner. Aber den ihm eigenen Euro-Skeptizismus, den teilen viele: Unter den drei großen Wirtschaftsblöcken der Welt gilt Europa als das schwächste Glied – und das nicht zuletzt deshalb, weil seine Teile schwach sind: Die Staaten der EU, politisch gelähmt, demografisch und fiskalisch angeschlagen, technologisch hintendran, das ist ein nicht nur in Amerika verbreitetes Narrativ. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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The Birthplace of America’s New Progressive Era

Posted by hkarner - 19. Februar 2019

Laura Tyson, a former chair of the US President’s Council of Economic Advisers, is a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior adviser at the Rock Creek Group.

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Adviser for the State of California. The views expressed here are his own.

At a time of rising inequality, White House tweet storms, and deepening political gridlock in Washington, DC, it is easy to think that the decline of American democracy is inexorable. And yet, as in the early twentieth century, states like California are embracing their constitutional role as laboratories of reform.

BERKELEY – Since the end of 2014, we have been advocating a model of US governance based on the Tenth Amendment of the US Constitution, which states that, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Increasingly, California has been exercising these constitutional rights.

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Italian Election Dims Hopes of Eurozone Reform

Posted by hkarner - 13. März 2018

Date: 12-03-2018
Source: The Wall Street Journal By Simon Nixon

Rise of antiestablishment parties makes prospect of overhaul at June summit increasingly unlikely

Luigi Di Maio, the 5 Star Movement party’s leader and candidate for the post of Italian prime minister, celebrated with the party’s showing in Italian elections last week.

The key question that European policy makers have been debating for the past year is this: Should reforms to strengthen the eurozone take place before or after an Italian crisis?

Of course, no one publicly puts it quite so starkly.

Instead, they hide behind technical language: They argue over whether the eurozone should prioritize “risk reduction” or “risk sharing.” But everyone knows what they mean.

Should the eurozone arm itself with tools to tackle a Greek-style debt crisis in Italy—and perhaps even forestall it? Or should it wait until the markets conclude that the European Union’s third-largest economy’s debts are unsustainable and then clean up the mess?

Last week, Italians answered the question for themselves. By voting to fill more than half their parliament with representatives of antiestablishment, euroskeptic parties, they almost certainly dashed any realistic prospect of eurozone leaders agreeing at a June summit to a package of far-reaching changes to the way that the eurozone is managed. That would include proposals to create a common budget to be overseen by a eurozone finance minister and the creation of a common deposit guarantee scheme to underpin the entire eurozone banking system. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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How to reconcile risk sharing and market discipline in the euro area

Posted by hkarner - 19. Januar 2018

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Markus K Brunnermeier, Henrik Enderlein, Emmanuel Farhi, Marcel Fratzscher, Clemens Fuest, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Philippe Martin, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Hélène Rey, Isabel Schnabel, Nicolas Véron, Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Jeromin Zettelmeyer 17 January 2018, voxeu

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While these problems have many causes, a poorly designed fiscal and financial architecture is an important contributor to all of them: Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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