Author: Daniel Barbeau

The wrong kind of austerity

In the ruinous wake of the 2008 financial meltdown, no single word instantly polarizes and embitters economists more than

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The fallacy of ‘Peak Oil’ theory

There are plenty of reasons to fret about our nation’s future. Government debt is growing at an unsustainable rate. Increased

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Two countries, one economic problem

While American economic watchers are lamenting the lower-than-expected Gross Domestic Product numbers released on Friday (2.5 percent vs. an

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‘New Deal’ elements outdated

This month, the president released his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, outlining his desires for the nation’s next annual fiscal

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A look at Cyprus’s failing banks and when ‘levying’ feels like theft

If a bank robber managed to make off with up to 40 percent of a bank’s deposits, it is

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Inflation represents necessary evil

Courtesy of MCT   Once again, the Eurozone roils with tumult. Last week, residents of the Mediterranean

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It’s country vs. country in global currency wars

Courtesy of MCT   Advanced industrial nations across the globe are groping for ways to improve their

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Out-of-tune governments sing the Eurozone blues

Rarely does good news emerge from across the pond, and the last few weeks have been no exception. The

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