Austerity no cure-all

Austerity is not a cure-all for Europe. This is a vital message which the ECB and the EU leaders need to bear in mind, as they enter a crucial week. First, let us look at the ECB. It is clearly caugh

4th December, 2011

Austerity is not a cure-all for Europe. This is a vital message which the ECB and the EU leaders need to bear in mind, as they enter a crucial week.

First, let us look at the ECB. It is clearly caught in trying to respond to the crisis. This week, it needs to do two things. First, its policymaking committee, which meets on Thurday, must cut interest rates, ideally by a full half point, which...

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