Monthly Archives: November 2015

The lessons of history – subtitled – are the Dutch printing guilders?

Slowly, slowly people……….first check out the date! The following article was posted on Bill Mitchell’s blog on 16 March 2012. Of course the information contained in the article is dated and of historical interest only. Nevertheless, it has some contextual … Continue reading

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Pierre Werner: one of the few, true Europeans

Pierre Werner was an economist and a lawyer, a politician and a diplomat, a leading player in the building of a united Europe and, in particular, monetary integration. He was actively involved in building the Luxembourg we see today, a … Continue reading

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What we learn from history is that people learn nothing from history

Although this quote is sometimes attributed to Otto von Bismarck or the well known playwright, George Bernard Shaw, it actually originated from the philosopher, Georg Hegel. However Shaw expanded a bit on the theme as follows: If history repeats itself, … Continue reading

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Fixit: if only we could!

In one of my posts last week, I raised the subject of Norway in connection with EU non-membership. After having a look at the position that Norway took in relation to the EU question and loosely following the discussions taking … Continue reading

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Euro in Crisis: preliminary analysis

It is probably the opportune time now to make a preliminary analysis of the subject, “Euro in Crisis”. To be honest, I thought that I was the first to use the phrase, “Euro in Crisis”. However, during my research, I … Continue reading

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Euro in Crisis: a reality check!

In an article that I posted on 2 November 2015 titled, “Europe is at a crossroad: let’s identify the problems”, I presented an opinion that severe problems exist in the EU/Eurozone. After the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, more and more … Continue reading

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Enlargement and the euro are two big mistakes that ruined Europe

It is becoming more and more difficult to find someone, at least one with more than half a brain, who has something really positive to say about the Euro and the make-up of the EMU (Eurozone). The EU is in … Continue reading

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