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By Hans-Werner Sinn - Sep 30,2018
MUNICH — Will history repeat itself? When US president Ronald Reagan assumed office in 1981, he lowered the maximum corporate and personal income tax rates, and allowed companies to write off capital expenditure depreciation almost instantly.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Jul 30,2018
MUNICH — In May 1998, irrevocable conversion rates for the currencies that would be merged into the euro were implemented. In a sense, this makes the single currency just over 20 years old.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Apr 04,2018
MUNICH — US President Donald Trump is making good on his promises to put “American first” through trade protectionism. How should Europe respond?Trump has temporarily exempted Europe from his newly imposed import duties on steel and aluminum.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Nov 22,2017
Germany is experiencing a political watershed.It is not just that the exit of the Free Democrats (FDP) from coalition talks has cast doubt on whether Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) will remain in power.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - May 27,2017
Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election sent a wave of relief and euphoria across Europe.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - May 13,2017
US President Donald Trump has criticised Germany’s enormous current-account surplus, which he considers the result of German currency manipulation.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Dec 31,2015
During the financial crisis, the eurozone’s northern members rescued their southern counterparts by offering huge bailouts and backing the European Central Bank’s promise to save the euro at all costs.When Germany recently requested a quota system to cope with the massive influx
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Oct 07,2015
Migrants seeking to escape poverty and war are flowing into Europe by the hundreds of thousands.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Aug 09,2015
After months of games and brinkmanship, and only a week after Greek voters rejected the conditions for a 7.5 billion-euro ($8.2 billion) rescue package, the end came swiftly.
By Hans-Werner Sinn - Apr 16,2015
The euro has brought a balance-of-payments crisis to Europe, just as the gold standard did in the 1920s. In fact, there is only one difference between the two episodes: During today’s crisis, huge international rescue packages have been available. These rescue packages ha



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