Tag archive for ‘Fiscal policy’
Professor Martin Feldstein On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein: Chile’s Uncertain Future

When I was in Chile earlier this month, I was impressed by the contrast between the palpable success of its long-standing free-market policies and the current agenda of its leftist president, Michelle Bachelet. More...

Bank of Israel slams tax cuts

    Bank of Israel governor Karnit Flug opposed the tax Reductions. “surplus tax receipts should be used to reduce public debt, not to stimulate private consumption.”, she announced. Read More...

Jewish Business News On Monday, July 6th, 2015

Harvard Law School professor Mark Roe: Europe and Greece on the Brink

 A deal between Greece and its creditors might not happen. Several factors are in flux; Greek and northern European interests are not aligned; and personal animosities are in play. For Greece, an exit from More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Bernie Sanders Criticizes Greece’s Creditors

– – As the whole world waits to see what will become of Greece and the entire European Union as the small nation deals with a huge debt crisis, the people of Greece have one champion in the U.S. More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Help Bailout Greece

– Talk about desperation! There is a new crowdfunding campaign on IndieGogo to raise the needed funds for Greece to pay off its debts. Its backers declare this to be “CrowdFunding a bailout fund for More...

Jewish Business News On Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Greece’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: Austerity Is the Only Deal-Breaker

A common fallacy pervades coverage in the world’s media of the negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors. The fallacy, exemplified in a recent commentary by Philip Stephens of the Financial More...

professor Ricardo Hausmann On Friday, March 27th, 2015

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann: Secular Stagnation for Free

Something is definitely rotten in the state of capitalism. Despite unprecedentedly low interest rates, investment in most advanced countries is significantly below where it was in the years prior to the 2008 More...

Vered Weiss On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Hopes McConnell Won’t Shut Down Government Again

If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t abide by his promise not to hold the debt ceiling hostage again, as in 2013, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew said that “extraordinary measures” More...

professor Ricardo Hausmann On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann: Austerity Is Not Greece’s Problem

When looking out a window, it is easy to be fooled by your own reflection and see more of yourself than the outside world. This seems to be the case when US observers, influenced by their own country’s More...

Daniel Gros On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Daniel Gros, Director of Center for European Policy Studies: The Greek Austerity Myth

  Since the anti-austerity Syriza party’s victory in Greece’s recent general election, the “Greek problem” is again preoccupying markets and policymakers throughout Europe. Some fear a return to More...

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