Economics

EU (Finally) Moves Bankruptcy Laws Closer to the U.S. Model

This week saw the arrival of what could become a society-changing evolution in European law, with the proposal to (at last) modernize businuess bankruptcy models. The European Commission’s proposal would mark a dramatic change in the overwhelmingly negative landscape that entrepreneurs face when starting a business in Europe. As many people know, if a business goes bust in Europe today, […]

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Economics, Politics

FT: America Has Chosen To Be Normal (Again)

For those of you who missed it, Robert Kagan of Brookings wrote an interesting piece in the FT recently, arguing that in electing Donal Trump American has chosen to abandon its global role and to become a “normal” country. In his view, normal simply means a nation more focused on its own interests that in maintaining a global […]

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Economics

Author Interview: Will Globalization Go Into Reverse?

This week we interview Prof. Barry Eichengreen of UC Berkeley about his article in Prospect: Will globalisation go into reverse? In his piece, Prof. Eichengreen provides a thorough overview of two distinct views of globalization and questions the common view that globalization is in reverse: Globalisation, these observations all suggest, has been a process of progressively deeper integration. […]

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