It’s the Public, Stupid: Why You Can’t Trust People

Barney Trimble: “People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can’t trust people Jeremy.” So sayeth Simon “Super” Hans and, I’m willing to wager, every one of your friends who have seen Peep Show. Its popularity is not surprising, because it’s an amusing quote that can find itself into a great deal of conversations….

The Real Reason for the Greek Referendum

Costas Mourselas: In the past few days, more foreign observers than I can count have come out and asked themselves why Tsipras decided to call a referendum. With the benefit of hindsight, it would seem that Tsipras blundered. The terms are far more austere than before and the country has suffered greatly thanks to capital…

Orbán, Putin and Nuclear Power: A New Challenge For The EU

Jake Strong With each improvement in relations between the governments of Orbán and Putin in Hungary and Russia – lately, with regard to the financing by Moscow of Hungary’s development of its Paks nuclear power plant, seemingly in exchange for both political influence and a contract safely in Russian state-controlled business – the European Union…

Greece’s Bailouts: Pyrrhic Victories all around

Jacob Levine: At first reading, it is difficult to see the bailout agreement released as anything other than a status quo victory. The press release uses the language of the ECB heavily, with talk of fiscal stability and continuing plans. The institutions of the troika remain in the framework as before and speak as the…