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Note: most entries on this Website are in German. This is a list of the most-read English stories, only. Last updated, 10 April 2018.

A well-kept open secret: Washington is behind Inida’s brutal Experiment of abolishing most cash  (Jan 17)  223
Was it worth it? Concessions to Greece relative to the rejected draft of 16 February (Feb 15) 46*
The power of gold: Why Deutsche Bundesbank had to promise to leave 1200 tons in New York 41*
How India became Bill Gates’ guinea pig: A conspiracy as recounted by the main actors (Feb 17)  24*
Was it worth it for Schäuble? What did he gain by blocking Varoufakis’11 February proposal? (Feb 15) 20
More evidence of early US involvement in Indian demonetisation (Jan 17) 18*
IMF tells governments how to subvert public resistance against elimination of cash (Apr 17)  18*
 Modi, Yunus and the financial inclusion mafia (March 17 19 
A $500 bn pot of gold: How Boston Consulting and Google pushed Modi to end the era of cash (Jan 17) 15
Draghi insists on continuing the G30-scandal – new report is out (Oct 15) 13
   
Author’s recommendations  
Economics as Superstructure: Presentation at the House of Lords (March 15) 7.8
George Soros’ INET: An institute to improve the world or a Trojan horse of the financial oligarchy? (March 14)  6.2

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The indelible rise of Adolf D. Trump

 By John Komlos.* The media is inundated with pundits analyzing the unexpected rise of demagoguery. I would like to add my own: the establishment’s utter loss of credibility. It has been fooling most of the people for more than a generation and Abraham Lincoln’s warning, “you cannot fool all of the people all of the time” has now come back to haunt them with a vengeance.**

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Members of the Shadow ECB Council evenly split over assessment of a possible Greek exit

At the meeting of the Shadow ECB Council on 27 May 2015 it became clear that the spectre of Grexit is polarizing not only policy makers but also economists. About half the members of the Shadow ECB Council would regard an exit of Greece from the currency union a very bad and dangerous outcome. Roughly the other half would consider it well manageable or even desirable.

 

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Members of the Shadow ECB Council evenly split over assessment of a possible Greek exit

At the meeting of the Shadow ECB Council on 27 May 2015 it became clear that the spectre of Grexit is polarizing not only policy makers but also economists. About half the members of the Shadow ECB Council would regard an exit of Greece from the currency union a very bad and dangerous outcome. Roughly the other half would consider it well manageable or even desirable.

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