Category Archives: Fiscal policy

Severing Ties

“Severing ties with sovereigns is easy. Happens all the time here, when a client forgets to take it off…” – anonymous guillotine operator, Paris 1789 Advertisements

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Collect call – a visit by creditors goes horribly wrong

The markets payed a call on Europe but the masters of the house, Cindeurella and the Prince, were both on vacation at different low cost beaches. They were ushered to a waiting room by the doorman, an impressive gentleman of … Continue reading

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Growing pains

A typical European childhood is marked by regular torture sessions at the hands of this most overrated of French writers: Saint-Exupéry. His “Little Prince” is so overwhelmingly praised above its squalid merits that any resistance becomes futile. One just has … Continue reading

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The biggest show in the world

Back in my student days, I would marvel at the stupidity of our elders. These articulate and self-assured authors of my textbooks had it all figured out and it was simple indeed!

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Blowing problems out

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