Archive for January 10th, 2014

Why do people get tattooed in France?

January 10, 2014

Not really connected to economics but an interesting article on tattooing in France. It is by Theodore Dalrymple of City Journal..

He says earlier only thieves and sailors had tattoos. Now, all common people are putting tattoos.And it is not just for some fun. It is much deeper as people attempt to have a real personality in an impersonal world.

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Similarities between Eurozone’s today problems and Scotland’s tomorrow problems

January 10, 2014

Nice article by Prof. Brigitte Granville of University of London. A while back I had pointed to this really interesting article on how Scotland is contemplating breaking from UK.

She compares how Scotland is likely to face problems of whether to maintain its monetary union with England. This is sinialr to the questuons the GIIPS are asking of the EZ monetary union.

She says despite the advantages of keeping Pounds as its currency, EZ crisis shows it is best to have your own currency.

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Janet Yellen’s five challenges..

January 10, 2014

As the lady has been appointed as Fed head, one should look at the issues ahead for her.

David J. Stockton of Peterson Institute for International Economics has this nice piece listing her 5 challenges:

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