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Germany Needs a Recession to Start Spending

Germany is on the brink of a recession. This isn’t happening because of any structural problems: US President Donald Trump’s trade wars are the main culprit.

Italy’s Economic Rot Is Europe’s Problem, Too

As I am spending the week in Italy, my thoughts have naturally turned to the topic of economic growth and its benefits. One striking fact about Italy is that, over the last 20 years, growth in per capita income has been close to zero.

What Can Adel Abdul Mahdi Do?

Adel Abdul Mahdi is a politician for stable countries: He is calm, open and pragmatic. The problem is that Iraq is not like stable countries, the numbers of which are dropping.