Monthly Archives: March 2015

THE PROBLEM OF INEQUALITY: STIGLITZ > ACEMOGLU > PIKETTY

The Problem of Inequality: Stiglitz > Acemoglu > Piketty Introduction   Not only Acemoglu and Piketty published a book on inequality in 2012 – so did Stiglitz. The books became widely known and were subject of academic and public debate. … Continue reading

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ARE FINANCIAL WARS OUR FUTURE?

Are Financial Wars our Future? Introduction   Over time we see an increasing share of fiduciary money in the total of money supply. In earlier times particular goods functioned as money, such as pigs and chicken. Later gold was very … Continue reading

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PROTESTANTISM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Protestantism and Economic Development Introduction   There is much empirical research with respect to the relationship between Protestantism and economic development. Especially in the fields of economic history, social economics and economic sociology the hypothesis which says that higher proportions … Continue reading

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DAVID LANDES ABOUT THE WEALTH AND POVERTY OF NATIONS

David Landes (1998) about the Wealth and Poverty of Nations Introduction Landes’ book is well-known in the world of economic history. It is much used at universities as textbook, and therefore it deserves a methodological account. Most economic historians are … Continue reading

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PIET KEIZER ON THOMAS PIKETTY

Piet Keizer on Thomas Piketty Introduction This year Harvard University Press published the book by Thomas Piketty, titled “Capitalism in the Twenty-first Century. It appeared a hit. Many reactions, also from Paul Krugman, were very positive. Two important statements of … Continue reading

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WHY NATIONS FAIL ACCORDING TO DARON ACEMOGLU

Why Nations Fail according to Daron Acemoglu In 2012 Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson (AR) published a book titled Why Nations Fail. A large number of persons and organisations are recommending this book, among them 6 Nobel Laureates. The cover … Continue reading

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FRANKFURT AND BRUSSELS, THE EURO ZONE MISINTERPRETED

Frankfurt and Brussels, The Euro Zone Misinterpreted Introduction Even after a crisis of more than six years, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission (EC) do not understand what’s going on in the Euro zone. The result is … Continue reading

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