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Why Won’t the UK Join the Euro?

When the euro was born, there were some reasonably good economic reasons why the UK shouldn’t be part of it from day one. Gordon Brown came up with his famous five tests, with the predictable (and desired) result that the … Continue reading

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Iceland: Victimized by its Tiny Currency

Jim Surowiecki has a good piece on Iceland this week. "When we look at Iceland’s predicament," he says, "we should say that there but for the grace of China go we." It’s a good point. If Iceland risks becoming the … Continue reading

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The Euro Under Attack

Avi Tiomkin has a provocative article in the latest Forbes on "the demise of the euro". His thesis is not only that the euro will fall against the dollar, but that the entire currency will fall apart, and that Europe … Continue reading

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