Peer’s Populism? Or Econ 101 For A Would-be Chancellor – Andrew Watt – Social Journal Europe

Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany

Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent read from Andrew Watt, published in the Social Journal Europe. It’s HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, in my view. Check it out!

via Peer’s Populism? Or Econ 101 For A Would-be Chancellor – Andrew Watt – Social Journal Europe.

Here is Social Journal Europe bio on Andrew Watt:

Andrew Watt is Head of the department Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK – Institut für Makroökonomie und Konjunkturforschung) in the Hans-Böckler Foundation. He was previously senior researcher at the European Trade Union Institute, where he coordinated research on economic, employment and social policies. For many years he has focused on European economic and employment policies and conducted European-comparative socio-economic research. Special interest: economic governance in the euro area and the coordination of macroeconomic policies and wage setting. He has served as an advisor to a considerable number of European and national institutions, think tanks, foundations and political parties.

Personally, I tend to endorse much of Andrew Watt’s argument which is clear and concise. It still very much looks like it’s Angela Merkel‘s re-election to lose; there’s not much stopping her apart from a catastrophe.

I am interested to see if German policy changes post election, in September.

Any thoughts?


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A hard look at Geopolitics – Omnibus – John Gelmini

English: US President Barack Obama and British...

English: US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron trade bottles of beer to settle a bet they made on the U.S. vs. England World Cup Soccer game (which ended in a tie), during a bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada, Saturday, June 26, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is the latest in the omnibus series of “Hard Look” articles where John Gelmini has kindly been guest blogger.

In case you missed the earlier omnibus blogs, here are the links:

In this blog, we take a hard look at geopolitics.

Below is a selection of John Gelmini’s articles, ranked by the number of hits with the most popular first:

  1. The Case against further Western Intervention in Syria – A personal view 
  2. Austerity Economics Politics Riots and War: Aug 1914 Parallels for Summer 2013
  3. A Hard Look at the US Military’s Rape Culture: Response to Naomi Wolf 
  4. Austerity, Demoralization, Bilderberg and War? 
  5. A Hard Look at Spying, Personal Freedom, and the Moral High Ground 
  6. A Hard Look at China and Cyprus

Any thoughts?

John Gelmini


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