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Go East, young man...

The most acute problems are on Europe’s periphery, where many smaller economies are experiencing crises strongly reminiscent of past crises in Latam America and Asia : Latvia is the new Argentina. Paul Krugman, NYT 15/12/08 (slightly wonkish) Yesterday, we picked up the following chart of the day from Bloomberg and bearing Krugman’s comment…

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Go East, young man...

The most acute problems are on Europe’s periphery, where many smaller economies are experiencing crises strongly reminiscent of past crises in Latam America and Asia : Latvia is the new Argentina. Paul Krugman, NYT 15/12/08 (slightly wonkish) Yesterday, we picked up the following chart of the day from Bloomberg and bearing Krugman’s comment…

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Go East, young man...

The most acute problems are on Europe’s periphery, where many smaller economies are experiencing crises strongly reminiscent of past crises in Latam America and Asia : Latvia is the new Argentina. Paul Krugman, NYT 15/12/08 (slightly wonkish) Yesterday, we picked up the following chart of the day from Bloomberg and bearing Krugman’s comment…

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Catharsis and the Fischer smile

Catharsis, the emotional purification in Greek drama or the logical conclusion at the end of a play. It seems to me we are nearing such a point in the euro-zone where conflicting parties – now in full collision course in a super game of chicken – will be blessed with catharsis one way or the other. What is at stake ? In previous postings earlier this month,…

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1957 Bobby  Fischer going over the Sherwin game  -4.jpg

Catharsis and the Fischer smile

Catharsis, the emotional purification in Greek drama or the logical conclusion at the end of a play. It seems to me we are nearing such a point in the euro-zone where conflicting parties – now in full collision course in a super game of chicken – will be blessed with catharsis one way or the other. What is at stake ? In previous postings earlier this month,…

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1957 Bobby  Fischer going over the Sherwin game  -4.jpg

Catharsis and the Fischer smile

Catharsis, the emotional purification in Greek drama or the logical conclusion at the end of a play. It seems to me we are nearing such a point in the euro-zone where conflicting parties – now in full collision course in a super game of chicken – will be blessed with catharsis one way or the other. What is at stake ? In previous postings earlier this month,…

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Post 06/05 reality check - If we only had time

Have we witnessed a kind of decisive paradigm shift in Europe over the weekend ? It might still be too soon to conclude this but in political terms, some important events indeed took place. In order of importance : 1) Greek chaotic election result and not workable in the short term. Already after a couple of hours, leading party ND abstained from its coalition formation…

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Post 06/05 reality check - If we only had time

Have we witnessed a kind of decisive paradigm shift in Europe over the weekend ? It might still be too soon to conclude this but in political terms, some important events indeed took place. In order of importance : 1) Greek chaotic election result and not workable in the short term. Already after a couple of hours, leading party ND abstained from its coalition formation…

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Post 06/05 reality check - If we only had time

Have we witnessed a kind of decisive paradigm shift in Europe over the weekend ? It might still be too soon to conclude this but in political terms, some important events indeed took place. In order of importance : 1) Greek chaotic election result and not workable in the short term. Already after a couple of hours, leading party ND abstained from its coalition formation…

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'Sporten, dat doe je om te overleven'

De Tijd – 24 Mar. 2012 Pagina 45 Zondag staat de econoom Geert Noels aan de start van een van de zwaarste mountainbikeraces ter wereld, de Absa Cape Epic in Zuid-Afrika. ‘Niet voor de kick. Sporten zorgt voor evenwicht in het leven. In ieders leven.’ Woensdagnamiddag, een woonwijk in Ranst bij Antwerpen. We bellen aan ten huize Noels. Wat zenuwachtig,…

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  1. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @pisiski She is bot from London. She is from Belgium and nobody knows her there. Prejudices are like acid: poisonous.36 minutes ago
  2. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @DaveSinardet Ik zie weing redenen waarom dit met een andere coalitie in de komende jaren anders zou worden. We moe… https://t.co/nvn1ShyFHL46 minutes ago
  3. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @pisiski She did it on her own, that is called perseverance.about an hour ago
  4. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @JurgenBuyst Oh, we worden echt het balastingsmuseum van de wereld.a couple of hours ago
  5. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: Of nog hogere belastingen. Waar alleen Frankrijk nog voor België staat.a couple of hours ago