Category Archives: Spain

Economic stagnation persists in Europe: austerity policies are the cause

This week Stats Canada has announced it is recalculating its employment numbers because of a processing error in its July tabulation. It will be interesting to find out in what direction and way they erred in their earlier release. The … Continue reading

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U.S. government Shutdown Irrationality & higher Unemployment in Europe:A very bad combination

The long predicted but nevertheless very foolish self inflicted irrational Tea party Inspired shutdown of all but essential U.S. government services has occurred as of midnight last night, Washington time. It is difficult to predict how long it will last … Continue reading

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European obsession with austerity and inefficient job search repeats error of the 1930s

There was discussion in the financial press today and yesterday about the fact that the EU has extended the deadline by which they expect countries like France, Spain and Italy to meet the 3% deficit to GDP targets which the … Continue reading

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Unemployment in Europe averages 12 % as of February 2013

The bitter fruits of austerity are on display in the latest unemployment report from Eurostat. Overall there are 26 million people out of work in Europe. unemployment averages 12 %. It is 10.8 % in France,7.7 % in the U.K., … Continue reading

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Europe still mired in austerity, slow growth and possible recession and excessive unemployment

The situation in Europe continues to be worrisome and exasperating. The stubborn ideologically driven opposition to stimulating the economy through major infrastructure and employment creating investments and a supportive low interest monetary policy including where appropriate quantitative easing is long … Continue reading

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Spanish austerity misguided policy

The government of Spain despite its horrible 24 % plus unemployment rate continues to implement further austerity policies . This guarantees a deeper and profound recession that damages the life chances of  a quarter or more of the Spanish population. … Continue reading

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Eurozone unemployment rises to 11.1 %.A major stimulus is required.

Eurostat has released their latest unemployment data and it is ugly. Unemployment has risen again to 11.1 % overall for the Eurozone led by a rise in Spain as well as a small rise in France. Only a major co-ordinated … Continue reading

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Eurozone allows stabilization fund to inject capital into private banks: Spain, Italy and France win partial victory

After late night negotiations it has been decided to permit the European stability fund to purchase directly the assets offered by banks in Spain and and Italian sovereign bonds and by so doing permit European funds to be injected directly … Continue reading

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Spanish banks bail out, French parliamentary elections, Unemployment rises in Europe,Canadian unemployment stable but still too elevated.

A lot of information to process. Most of it not good. The best although mixed news comes from France where the first round of the parliamentary elections showed a strong showing by Francois Hollande’s socialist party which garnered about 29.35% … Continue reading

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Schiller talks of negative impact of ‘new age of austerity’:Spain contracts again GDP falls 0.3%

Yale university economist Robert Schiller is featured on CNBC’s Squawk Box Europe arguing that house prices may not yet have hit bottom and the new age of austerity was promoting recessionary lack of confidence. Schiller who is a very creative … Continue reading

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