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Concentrated Economic Power

August 12, 2011 1 comment

IMF Employee of the Year! (Papandreou)

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Though I didn’t really intend to blog about so many political issues, I find myself coming back to issues that are as much political as they are economic or cultural.  I guess those IPE guys have a point about the connection between politics and economics.  Whether or not this latest “crisis” has been averted, those who have the most to benefit from this latest Greek salvationare those who already had the most: the elites, and that makes this an issue of social justice as much as of economics. Read more…


Twice the Taxes, Twice the Fun?


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I am soon to be a part of that singular group, American expatriates.  I am moving to the capital of Cantopop, Hong Kong.  We expats are lucky in that we have the ability to live apart from the United States and its frequently absurd political climate.  But, as Zanat0s pointed out, we pay a double price. Read more…

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The Post Papandreou Greece: A Top 5 List

July 29, 2011 2 comments

I’m theperipatetic1, and let me get this out of the way at the start: I’m not Greek.  I’m a recovering American, soon-to-be-expat with a shared interest in Greece, economics, business, and everything that affects peoples’ lives.  As such, I’m very happy to get a chance to address the W&R audience.

After the craziness surrounding Greece the past couple of weeks, I thought that I’d start off guest posting here at W&R with a post that saw a fair bit of traffic over at my site and, I hope, remains a bit of relevance.  This is my vision of what the future could hold for Greece if the current regime could be pushed aside. Read more…

Categories: economics, greece, politics Tags: ,
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