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Adam Tooze: «Merkel is a formidable tactician, but not a strategist»

Adam Tooze: «Merkel is a formidable tactician, but not a strategist»

The Achilles’ heels of Super-Germany
“As far as strategy goes, Merkel is a formidable tactician, but not a strategist”
A conversation with British Historian ADAM TOOZE, teaching at Yale University, in the US. Professor Tooze is a specialist in German history.
© Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues, September 2012

«Too many cooks and no time to waste» (today’s geopolitical environment for the debt crisis) — A conversation with Bill Rhodes, author of Banker to the World

«Too many cooks and no time to waste» (today's geopolitical environment for the debt crisis) -- A conversation with Bill Rhodes, author of Banker to the World

William Reginald Rhodes, 76, is considered one of the more seasoned and reliable “financial diplomats”, with multiple cases of sovereign debt restructuring on his portfolio, between 1979 and 2004 in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. His name is associated to the resolution of debt crises in the Nicaragua Sandinista, South Korea, Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.
A conversation about the European debt crisis. Interview by Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues, May 2012.
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Eric Maskin (Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2007): “Austerity must be gradual”

“Imposing austerity when economies are in bad shape, does not seem appropriate. The slump will be longer. Austerity must be gradual. So sharply is counterproductive. Budget adjustments must be implemented in the long run, not immediately. You should reduce budgets in good times, not in bad times. Budgets should have been reduced during the good times. But this wasn’t done.” It is the view on fiscal adjustments of Eric Maskin, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences of 2007, interviewed by Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues in Lisbon.
(c) Janelanaweb.com /LisWires, 2012

“A great war of algorithms is already under way” – scientist Neil Johnson

Topic: High frequency trading and the future of financial systems. A conversation with physicist Neil Johnson, professor at the University of Miami, about the HFT reality.
INTERVIEW by Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues © 2012

A short conversation with professor Xu Hongcai (CCIEE, Beijing): “This year, world economy is facing a baptism of fire”

A short conversation with professor Xu Hongcai (CCIEE, Beijing):

Xu Hongcai is professor in Finance and one of the directors at the most important think tank based in Beijing, the China Center for International Economic Exchanges. Recently, during the visit of German chancellor Angela Merkel to China, he wrote a “memo” for the “Asian Pacific Memo” titled “Why China isn’t Buying Eurozone Bailout Bonds (Yet).”
INTERVIEW by Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues (c) 2012

DAVID GRAEBER: “the American Empire collapse is, effectively, being negotiated both internationally, and within”

The New Yorker David Graeber, a native of Chelsea, 50, an anthropologist, professor at the University of London, UK, published recently Debt- the first 5,000 years, a must-read for economists and historians of economy. Also, for politicians.
An interview about his book on the history of debt by Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues. (LONG ARTICLE)

Debt default virus has no respect. Not even for triple-A ratings

Who is next – an Expresso study, on Saturday, November 26, edition. Based on an article by João Silvestre and Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues on the November 26 printed edition of Expresso Economia.
Dashboard concept by Joao Silvestre.
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The race to the bottom — an interview with contrarian James Dines

«The world is headed straight for the second great depression, where the lust for financial capital gains will be wiped out and replaced by the need of survival of capital» — an interview with contrarian James Dines, editor of The Dines Letter since 1960. Currency Wars was the menu. An interview by Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues. Translation and English edition by LisWIres/JPO.

Michael Spence: «POLITICS IS IMPEDING A FORCEFUL POLICY RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS»

Michael Spence: «POLITICS IS IMPEDING A FORCEFUL POLICY RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS»

Interview with the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. By Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues. (c) August,2011.

Italy: on the verge of a political earthquake… on top of an economic crisis

Italy: on the verge of a political earthquake… on top of an economic crisis

A conversation with Fabrizio Goria (Linkiesta). Edition by LISWires/JPO based on an interview of Fabrizio Goria by Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues. Copyright LISWires/Janelanaweb.com.