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A new ‘fiscal’ currency to tackle the Eurocrisis, from Greece to Italy

Enrico Grazzini To overcome the crisis the new Greece’s Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis is considering a new national ‘fiscal’ currency to that proposed for Italy by myself and my colleagues Luciano Gallino, Biagio Bossone, Marco Cattaneo, Guido Ortona, Stefano Sylos Labini (Helicopter Money per l’Italia: uscire dalla crisi con l’emissione di nuova moneta statale-fiscale complementare … Continue reading

Without a national currency there is no democracy

Enrico Grazzini explains how Italy can save itself from Euro death Europe, and especially in Italy, is still struggling to understand the crucial value of money in the economy, politics and democracy. Unfortunately, the error is shared by much of the left. Everyone understands (at least apparently) that there is no political democracy without a democratic … Continue reading

Russia’s de-dollarization plan and its implications for the world

By Juan Torres Although the Western media is barely addressing it, Russia has been discussing in the last few weeks the adoption of a series of economic measures that would involve a significant change in direction and a powerful response to the sanctions and threats linked to its role in the conflict in the Ukraine and … Continue reading

A Gathering Storm: Eurozone in 2014

Is Europe’s single currency bloc stabilising? Behind the current picture of calm storm clouds are gathering, says French economist Jacques Sapir, in this recent interview with Greek newspaper Kefalaio (Capital) Kefalaio: What is your reaction to the image of stability in the Eurozone promoted by European leaders? What are the possible ruptures (eg in the case … Continue reading

Currency wars, the Euro and Frexit

News that the G20 will ‘avoid a currency war’ is supposed to be a piece of good news. But for millions of ordinary people in France and the weaker, Mediterranean Eurozone states who are really struggling economically there’s no relief in site from the rising exchange rate of the Euro against its major trading partners, … Continue reading

Four Myths about the Euro

The debate on Europe’s Single Currency is based around a number of myths. Here’s four of them busted   The euro was supposed to be a catalyst for growth, principally on the basis of the theory that by abolishing national currencies there would be lower transaction costs across this vast market. But that’s not happened, … Continue reading

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