Dear Dr. Krugman: Please Let Me Explain

By: Saturday February 15, 2014 11:15 am

Paul Krugman can’t explain why the deficit issue has suddenly dropped off the agenda.

New Cyprus Bailout Deal Announced

By: Monday March 25, 2013 6:40 am

A new Cyprus bailout deal worth 10 billion euros was announced today by EU leaders which involved shutting down one of the country’s largest banks. The deadline for such a deal was set for today by the European Central Bank.

Cyprus Bank Holiday Is Extended Again as Unrest Continues

By: Friday March 22, 2013 9:40 am

The bank holiday in Cyprus that was supposed to end Thursday has been extended again which has done little to ease the anxiety of Cypriots desperate to withdraw their savings for fear of having them taxed. Unrest has been breaking out around banks with people protesting for “dignity” and voicing opposition against any plans to tax deposits to pay for a bailout.

Cyprus Parliament Preparing to Reject Bailout Due To Deposit Taxes

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 12:10 pm

After the government was forced to extend a bank holiday for fear of bank runs the Cypriot Parliament is preparing to reject the bailout which required a tax to be levied on bank deposits.

Migrant Workers Can’t Win in Xenophobic Greece

By: Friday January 18, 2013 6:03 pm

Across Europe, the economic crisis is driving communities to deep desperation, and the people who were always at the margins are getting pushed straight off the edge.

Under misguided austerity policies, unemployment has reached devastating levels in the euro zone–reaching 12 percent across the region and topping 50 percent for youth in Spain and Greece. But some communities are sinking faster than others. Struggling migrant communities–both economic immigrants and refugees–are more neglected by the state’s social infrastructure than ever, while their native-born neighbors turn against them in a rash of xenophobic scapegoating.

Lakeside Diner

By: Friday October 5, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches/videos on current issues that may be of interest.

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By: Thursday October 4, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches/videos on current issues that may be of interest.

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By: Wednesday October 3, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches/videos on current issues that may be of interest.

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By: Tuesday October 2, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches/videos on current issues that may be of interest.

Lakeside Diner

By: Monday October 1, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches/videos on current issues that may be of interest.

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