The Economist : Korsett der Schwarzen Null raubt der Ampel den Atem

The Economist's Sonderbericht zu "Deutschland nach Merkel" hat was besonderes. Deutsche Medien lesen hier eine "eiskalte Kritik" an deutscher Selbstgefälligkeit und Reformunfähigkeit. Doch letztere sieht The Economist heutzutage in der polarisierten US, Brexitland und praktisch weltweit. Was hier überlesen wird ist dass im Gegensatz zu den relativ hoffnungslosen Anglo Ländern Deutschland als Tragigkomödie daherkommt... >>>Bild klicken um weiterzulesen<<<

Stiglitz wants GDP retired

"It's time to retire metrics like GDP." writes Joseph Stiglitz in The Guardian. "The way we assess economic performance and social progress is fundamentally wrong, and the climate crisis has brought these concerns to the fore." Indeed. Always nice to hear the reforming voices. Apparently another revised book of alternative measurements has just been published. … Continue reading Stiglitz wants GDP retired

The Nobel Poor

One reason to celebrate this year's prize is that it went to a woman, albeit shared with two men.  Professor Duflo is only the second ever female economist to get the chance to feel humbled by this ultimate gong. The first was Elinor Ostrom in 2009. Funnily enough, history may well judge Ostrom's work on … Continue reading The Nobel Poor