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  • We need a new social contract – not just austerity

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    When economic growth is not a given anymore, how can democratically elected governments trigger growth, maintain the welfare state and keep public spending down all at the same time? The answer is easy: they simply can’t. European welfare states have come to a crossroads. On the one hand, private investors […]

  • Surviving a Debt Crisis

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     Lessons for Europe from Latin America As I prepared to write what has become the paper Surviving a Debt Crisis: Five Lessons for Europe from Latin America, my first question was whether any of it was applicable at all. Latin America is very different from Europe, and the 1980s are […]