vrijdag 27 november 2009

We are all Belgians now

EUROPE, it is said, must resist the temptation to become a giant Switzerland: ie, a smug, rich, insular place. But judging by the antics of European leaders as they filled two top European Union jobs on November 19th, the club faces another danger altogether: becoming a giant Belgium. Read the complete column in The Economist here.

Taxing the Speculators

Should we use taxes to deter financial speculation? Yes, say top British officials, who oversee the City of London, one of the world’s two great banking centers. Other European governments agree — and they’re right. Read Krugman's column in The New York Times here.

How little we know: the challenges of financial reform

Read this article from R. Roberts here.