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By Bambinoides - Media On Martes, Marzo 28th, 2017

Bitcoin wobbles as traders turn to other cryptocurrencies amid uncertain future

Luke Graham –  It’s been a volatile period for bitcoin investors, as holders of the cryptocurrency prepare for a potential ‘fork’ in the blockchain. From Friday morning until  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Miércoles, Febrero 15th, 2017

Italy: GDP at +0.9% for 2016 beats government’s forecasts by one decimal point

by Davide Colombo Istat’s estimates yesterday showed an 8th consecutive quarter of growth. The trend, which began in the first quarter of 2015, has been weak but c onsistently positive. If the rough figures  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Martes, Febrero 7th, 2017

As investors eye France’s political, Italy’s fragility in the picture

by Isabella Bufacchi –  A violent “risk-off” wave widened spreads all across the European government bond market yesterday: the sell off hit all govies except the German Bunds, in a typical flight to  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Miércoles, Febrero 1st, 2017

The New Age of Protectionism

Trump’s Attack on Germany and the Global Economy U.S. President Donald Trump wants to stimulate the American economy, but he has shown no interest in existing trade deals or in the basic rules of economics.  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Martes, Enero 3rd, 2017

Money Creation and the Boom-Bust Cycle

By Frank Shostak –   In his various writings, Murray Rothbard argued that in a free market economy that operates on a gold standard the creation of credit that is not fully backed up by gold (fractional-reserve  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Viernes, Diciembre 9th, 2016

End Game for the Global Economy

James Rickards is chief global strategist at the West Shore Funds, editor of Strategic Intelligence, a monthly newsletter, and director of The James Rickards Project, an inquiry into the complex dynamics of geopolitics  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Martes, Diciembre 6th, 2016

U.S. Economy: No Recovery

The U.S. Council on Competitiveness asked Gallup to conduct, pro bono, a comprehensive study of U.S. growth and productivity for the Council’s 30th anniversary. We enthusiastically said yes. A Gallup  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Viernes, Noviembre 18th, 2016

India’s Long Road to Growth – a frontrunner in global politics representing a powerful bloc of emerging economies

  In recent decades, India has become a frontrunner in global politics representing a powerful bloc of emerging economies that are characterized by high growth rates and an untapped reservoir of human capital.  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Sábado, Noviembre 5th, 2016

Protectionism vs. Corruption: Which Is Worse for the Economy?

The revulsion felt by many towards the two major party candidates this election is more than just a matter of personal feelings. There is an economic basis for the apprehensions that most people feel  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Viernes, Octubre 28th, 2016

Is De-industrialization a “Natural Phenomenon” of Developed Economies?

Let me first state my position and then add a few arguments to back it up. Economic growth typically entails a re-allocation of labor away from industrial production, but it does not all by itself lead to falling  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Lunes, Agosto 22nd, 2016

Mission Impossible Looming for Italy’s 2016 GDP Growth Goal

  Premier Renzi, euro area face setback on slower pace Make-or-break autumn referendum adds to government challenge The odds are stacked against Matteo Renzi’s economic ambitions for Italy. The prime  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Lunes, Agosto 22nd, 2016

The three things Renzi will need to keep his tax cut promise

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (pictured with Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan) reiterated that a plan to cut taxes next year won’t be derailed by slower economic growth. But for any tax cuts to rest on solid  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Domingo, Agosto 14th, 2016

Italy’s weak economic growth will force government to make tough choices in upcoming budget

Italy’s slowed economic expansion in the second quarter of 2016, not entirely unexpected, narrows the margins of movement available for the budget law in the autumn, paving to the way for a request for  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Lunes, Agosto 8th, 2016

Juncker is not the disease, he is the symptom

In the EU, the Worst Rise to the Top European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is the master of pretended wisdom. But Juncker is not the disease, he is the symptom. As a Luxembourgish citizen  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Jueves, Agosto 4th, 2016

Homeownership at 51-Year Low: The Feds Have Failed

Americans have long regarded owning a home to be largely synonymous with the so-called “American dream” although high homeowernship rates are not necessarily synonymous with a high-income  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Domingo, Julio 24th, 2016

With Globalization Under Threat, G-20 Double Down on a Defense

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Chengdu, China on July, 23. Photographer: Pool/Getty Images   Brexit has heightened focus on need for inclusive growth Multiple G-20 members are shifting  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Jueves, Julio 14th, 2016

A New Set of Crises for the EU

European monetary union and free movement of peoples from impoverished East to the rich West will likely be twins in death as they were at birth. It has been a slow but steadfast journey from the Paris-Berlin accords  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Miércoles, Junio 22nd, 2016

Britain Doesn’t Need the EU to Thrive

The United Kingdom will on Thursday vote either to leave or remain in the European Union. This is the most important European event of this century since it will likely have important domino effects for the  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Martes, Mayo 31st, 2016

Trump and Hillary Don’t Know How to Fix the Economy

Recently, Hillary Clinton was taped ridiculing Donald Trump for lacking a detailed plan for the American economy. The message, so it goes, is that Trump is not suited for the presidency because he doesn’t have  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Lunes, Mayo 16th, 2016

10 Common Objections to Capitalism

Opinion:  Henry Hazlitt Responds A correspondent who describes himself as “a 26-year old college graduate who strongly supports a system of free enterprise,” recently wrote me to say that he is  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Viernes, Mayo 13th, 2016

Can Puerto Rico Escape Its Debt Crisis?

Opinion: On May 1, Puerto Rico defaulted on a $400 million debt payment. The missed obligation is “the first step toward what is expected to be an even bigger default this summer,” says CFR (Council  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Miércoles, Mayo 11th, 2016

Why Median Incomes Probably Are Really Going Down

In response to last week’s post on median incomes, several readers responded on Twitter with links to posts by the American Enterprise Institute think tank which explain some of the problems with  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Jueves, Marzo 31st, 2016

Economics: It’s Simpler Than You Think

  In the view of John Tamny — an editor at Forbes and Real Clear Markets — economics as it is usually studied and taught in universities is unnecessarily complicated. The basic truths of economics  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Martes, Marzo 29th, 2016

Job Growth Doesn’t Mean We’re Getting Richer

Opinion:  Author: Ryan McMaken | Published - In response to recent claims by the Obama administration and others that “millions of jobs” have recently been created, I examined the data  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Sábado, Marzo 26th, 2016

Italy government considering selling a further 30% of Poste Italiane to raise cash

  Italy’s Economy Ministry is said to be considering divesting a further share of state controlled Poste Italianeby the end of the year, cutting its stake to 35% from a current 65%. The Ministry, which has  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Martes, Marzo 15th, 2016

Demagoguery vs. Data on Employment in America

Demagogue politicians love to play on popular fears that low-wage foreigners are “stealing” good paying American jobs by way of outsourcing and globalization. The claim is made by nativists and protectionists  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Lunes, Febrero 22nd, 2016

China’s Yuan Bears Predict More Trouble Ahead

Walker of Asianomics predicts U.S. recession, Treasury rally Raoul Pal sees `black swan’ risk of European bank failures   Before China’s devaluation in August roiled global markets and spurred  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Sábado, Febrero 20th, 2016

OECD: Elusive global growth outlook requires “urgent” policy response

Achieving strong growth in the global economy remains elusive, with only a modest recovery in advanced economies and slower activity in emerging markets, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Viernes, Enero 29th, 2016

Varoufakis: ‘God and His Angels Could Not Fix Greece’ Under This Agreement [Vídeo]

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis discusses his tenure with the Greek government. He speaks on “Bloomberg ‹GO›.” var videoPage; videoPage  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Viernes, Enero 15th, 2016

Economic Optimism in the State of the Union

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is applauded by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Vice President Joe Biden (L) while delivering his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Lunes, Enero 4th, 2016

The Economy in 2016: On the Edge of Recession

Economic forecasters exist to make astrologers look good, but I’ll hazard a guess. I expect the U.S. economy to sputter in 2016. That’s because the economy faces a deep structural problem: not enough demand  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Martes, Diciembre 22nd, 2015

U.S. Economic Growth Was Tepid in Third Quarter

The government revised its estimate of economic growth in the third quarter down slightly on Tuesday, as inventory adjustments and weaker spending by businesses offset still-healthy consumer activity. At an annualized  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Jueves, Noviembre 26th, 2015

The EU’s crisis within a crisis

Opinion:  Since 2010 Greece had largely been at the epicenter of attention (Photo: YoungJ523)  –  With Europe currently absorbed by the refugee crisis and, after the Paris attacks, its security implications,  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Jueves, Noviembre 26th, 2015

Europe’s money-laundering machine: still spinning

Opinion:  When the first flames of the Arab Spring began to burn, a Tunisia suffering from decades of mismanagement, inequality and abuse broke free from under the long reign of Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali. As the  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Martes, Octubre 6th, 2015

Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal will ease the way for EU-USA accord, says Italian vice-minister

“This is not good news. This is excellent news. The impact will be absolutely positive. The creation of the free trade area in the Pacific can only facilitate the negotiations between the United States and the  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Jueves, Septiembre 17th, 2015

Global economy evolving at different speeds across regions – (OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook)

Sub-par global growth and slowdown in emerging economies requires a shift in policy action Economic recovery is progressing in the world’s advanced economies, but stagnating world trade and deteriorating conditions  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Lunes, Agosto 31st, 2015


Foto:   When Italian Public Administration Minister Marianna Madia tried to take advantage of a reform that should have allowed her to change her residency online, the local council said it couldn’t  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Martes, Agosto 25th, 2015

EU’s new VAT rules forcing thousands out of business

The smallest businesses have accidentally been caught in the new EU VAT net. (Photo: Ledenyi) Six months into the new EU Digital VAT rules, thousands of microbusinesses have closed, geo-blocking is rampant,  ...→

By Bambinoides - Media On Viernes, Agosto 21st, 2015

The match with Brussels: deficit flexibility and investments

Investments, structural reforms and the state of economy are the three pillars of the new EU flexibility, according to the “interpretative communication” of the Stability Pact adopted on January 13 by the European  ...→

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