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Will Scotland go it alone?

March 27, 2014
2014.03.27 The debate around Scottish independence has been heating up in recent weeks, with the vote now only six months away. The latest developments are revolving around politicians from other jurisdictions telling the Scots what they’ll be missing out on if they have the nerve to vote for self-government. All of the three main parties

Ireland’s model crisis

December 20, 2013
2013.12.20 Ireland has now left the clutches of the bailout-for-austerity framework established by the Troika (the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund) for indebted eurozone countries, and is leading the monetary union’s economic recovery. European policymakers, including Jean-Claude Trichet, the ECB’s former president, have suggested that Ireland’s dogged commitment to austerity