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Are Central Banks Exaggerating Deflation Risks?

Deflation is portrayed as the great economic scourge. It exacerbates debt servicing costs and encourages consumers to defer purchases. Central banks in Japan and Europe have responded with aggressive, unorthodox measures, often combining asset purchase...


Basic income for the Swiss?

Pauper or billionaire: Switzerland prepares for a vote on a basic income for all. Here are the arguments pro and con – and why the referendum is most likely to fail. To work or not...

Exporting nations more lenient to foreign corporate bribery

Transparency International has said governments in many OECD nations have become less inclined to fight companies that use bribery to get contracts abroad. It cited budgetary reasons to be behind the backsliding. The anti-corruption watchdog...