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The eurozone desperately needs mainstream alternatives to the lopsided “Berlin Consensus,” in which creditors’ interests come first and Germany dominates everyone else. Merkelism is causing economic stagnation, political polarization, and nasty nationalism. Institutionally, we need a flexible eurozone that respects national democracies, provides greater fiscal freedom and involves a mechanism for restructuring sovereign debt. My column […]

Posted 23 Jul 2015 in Blog, euro, Germany, Project Syndicate
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 22 Jul 2015 in Blog, Britain, CapX, euro, Europe, Germany
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Mon article, traduit pour l’OPEE Tweet

Posted 20 Jul 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, OPEE
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Interviewed by Dan White Tweet

Posted 06 Jul 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Irish Independent
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Chris Giles’s piece on Greece unquestioningly parrots its eurozone creditors’ position. Stop. Little could be further from the truth. Nobody denies Greek governments were profligate. But reckless borrowers require reckless lenders. It is those reckless private creditors who were bailed out by eurozone governments and the International Monetary Fund in 2010: nine of every ten […]

Posted 03 Jul 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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Full article here Tweet

Posted 30 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 29 Jun 2015 in Blog, CapX, euro, Greece
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Posted 29 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Huffington Post
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In his column for American Prospect, James K. Galbraith writes about my testimony to the Greek Parliament’s Debt Truth Committee Tweet

Posted 22 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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I was interviewed by Atlantico.fr on the potential consequences of Grexit Tweet

Posted 19 Jun 2015 in Blog, euro, Greece
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On 11 June I testified about Greek debt and the bailout of Greece’s creditors to the Debt Truth Committee of the Greek Parliament. Watch the video here More coverage here, here and here, and here Tweet

Posted 14 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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I’m quoted on Greek debt in the French newspaper Libération: «Imaginez que vous êtes en prison pour ne pas avoir payé vos dettes, suggérait vendredi l’économiste Philippe Legrain dans la revue Foreign Policy. Après cinq ans de misère, vous dirigez une rébellion qui prend le contrôle de la prison et vous exigez votre libération. Les gardiens réagissent en vous […]

Posted 14 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Libération
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I was interviewed about migration for Dutch magazine Vrij Nederland by Marco Visscher Tweet

Posted 13 Jun 2015 in Blog, Immigration, Netherlands, Vrij Nederland
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Yes, Greece needs reform, but that isn’t the real issue. If the creditors aren’t willing to be reasonable, default – even euro exit – is preferable to debt bondage. My latest column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 12 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece
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On 7 June I was interviewed about the crisis in the eurozone, Greece, Germany, the Dutch economy on Buitenhof, a leading political TV programme in the Netherlands. Watch here. Starts at 22nd minute, for 18 minutes Tweet

Posted 07 Jun 2015 in Blog, Buitenhof, euro, Germany, Greece, Netherlands
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Politically weak and economically in decline, the EU is fearfully turning inwards. It ought to be looking confidently outwards instead. My column for Brussels Times Tweet

Posted 04 Jun 2015 in Blog, Brussels Times, Europe, Foreign Policy
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Spanish voters are deserting corrupt, incompetent establishment parties. It’s time for a change. My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 30 May 2015 in Blog, Foreign Policy, Politics, Spain
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My contribution to the Council on Foreign Relations’ World Economic Update in New York in January was translated into Japanese for Foreign Affairs Japan Tweet

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Erik Jones reviews European Spring in Survival, the magazine of the IISS Tweet

Posted 25 May 2015 in Blog, European Spring, Survival
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My piece for CapX on the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy Tweet

Posted 14 May 2015 in Blog, Digital Single Market, Europe, Germany, internet