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7 Mai, 2010 (15:09) | Economics | By: pooq

This post presents a „fascinating, but largely useless, PIIGS debt graphic from The New York Times“. So again it is the NYT which gone wrong. What a bad paper no one should read it anymore. But the arguments of the blog author are right nevertheless when he critizes that the focus and the measures used […]


11 Februar, 2010 (16:38) | Economics, Food & Beverages | By: pooq

„Antitrust laws originated in Midwest states like Missouri in the late 1880s“ when smaller farms banded together to hold their grounds against larger farming operations. Today the situation is about the same. There are about 1.8 million farms which are likely to be inefficient compared to large agriculture companies. Even though they get large payments […]

what if?

7 Februar, 2010 (20:20) | Economics, Politics | By: pooq

„If Keynes were alive today, what would he think of President Obama’s fiscal policies?“, Allan Meltzer of Carnegie Mellon was asked in an interview published on the cnn website. And he answered that Keynes would not be very happy because „Keynes was opposed to large structural deficits“ and contrary to the current administration understood that […]


19 Januar, 2010 (15:48) | Economics, Lifestyle | By: pooq

Restaurants are a good place to visit after a fatiguing working day. At least for those who can afford it. You can meet some friends there and get fine food whichout the need of cooking or doing the dishes afterwards. That’s why it was so hard to get a place there not too long ago. […]

Syria News Wire

17 Januar, 2010 (16:05) | Economics | By: pooq

Another news portal. This one is focused on Syria and is telling that „Zain tries to get into Syria…again“. Zain is not a person but „Kuwait-based pan-Arab mobile phone network“. And there are other competitors like the Turkish giant Turkcell. Well maybe that is a good sign that Syria will not too soon become involved […]

Paul Krugman Blog

11 Januar, 2010 (16:00) | Economics, Politics | By: pooq

What I secretly feared more than presenting political blogs was presenting economical blogs. Now I meet an even worse fate: a blog on economic and politics. And if that were not enough I got right to one of the masters of that field: Paul Krugman himself. Wee. So his first question to me is „Too […]