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Posts from Date:   2011-12

Euro Crisis: What is the Connection between Hypothecation and the Future of Money?

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 20, 2011

Contributed by David Furlonger On the weekend, I read a rather alarming commentary by David Stockman European Banking System is on the Verge of Collapse. While this analysis clearly highlights the fragility of bank balance sheets, it doesn’t dig deeply into the graver issue facing the Eurozone policy makers and indeed the world –  that […]

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Can Europe Innovate Out of a Crisis?

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 13, 2011

Contributed by David Furlonger Commentators suggest over half of the companies on the 2009 Fortune 500 list began during a recession or bear market. Does this offer hope to a European market saddled with an on-going crisis and likely poor economic growth, if not recession, for several years to come? The new European Programme for […]

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The Tragedy of the Euro Fiscal Commons

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 9, 2011

Contributed by David Furlonger As announced on the BBC (and other media outlets) today: Euro crisis: Eurozone deal reached without UK it appears on the surface as if consensus has been reached between many Eurozone countries on addressing the crisis. All but the UK whose current leader believes such a deal is not in the […]

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The Euro Crisis – Are IT Professionals Prepared for the Fallout?

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 8, 2011

Contributed by David Furlonger Today’s WSJ suggested the Euro currency was finished: Banks Prep for Life After Euro This is another news article, in a continuing stream, that has become more intense over the last several months. The question is, are IT professionals, as opposed to economists and maybe politicians, prepared for a redenomination of […]

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