Monthly Archives: January 2015

Syrizia off to quick start austerity rolled back on many fronts preliminary discussions underway on restructuring debt

The new Government in Greece has wasted no time in reversing austerity measures and proposing legislation and administrative measures to help the poor and the destitute. They have announced ten bills which restore the minimum wage, restore food aid programs, … Continue reading

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Greek electoral earthquake.Syriza wins big victory. New post austerity era in European politics to follow ?

There is much joy in Athens today. The anti austerity left of centre coalition Syriza led by Alex Tsipras has brought hope to millions of Greeks that new policies which will promote lower unemployment, fight poverty and reduce hardship will … Continue reading

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QE in Europe Further details reveal regional weighting but less than total mutual risk sharing

The ECB QE plan is a very interesting variant of the model I first proposed when I first started writing about greater monetization of the debt as a policy tool in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In a paper … Continue reading

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Obama leads with inspiring state of union speech;European central bank embraces QE

The President of the United States delivered an excellent inspiring progressive speech on the road forward. He proposed a number of progressive policy reforms aimed at diminishing inequality by modestly increasing capital gains taxation rates from 23 to 28 % … Continue reading

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Unemployment falls in U.S. in midst of international turmoil, Europe on road to Q.E.,Swiss cut interest rates .

As the new academic term and new year gets underway in frigid Montréal in the grip of January below zero temperatures there is much to write about. First, of course, the horrible news from France, the Middle East and Africa … Continue reading

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Poli 600 course outline winter 2015: Public Policy and the Governmental Process in Canada

Poli 600 winter 2015 Professor Harold Chorney Policy and the Governmental Process in Canada We will be exploring in a series of seminars led by class members as well as myself the process by which policy is developed and implemented … Continue reading

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Poli 349 course outline 2015 winter term

Poli 349:Political and social theory and the city Course outline winter 2015 .Professor Harold Chorney Posted on January 7, 2015 This course focuses on the rise of the metropolis and its links to economic and technical change that underlay the … Continue reading

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