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Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal Comes at a Price (Updated)

Aid from the International Monetary Fund will enable Ukraine to pay billions in debt to Russia’s primary gas company and free up enough of Ukraine’s budget to allow the country to buy fuel through the winter. But the IMF deal entails major reforms to the country’s energy industry.

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China Replaces U.S. as World’s Largest Economy, IMF Reports

Has the era of American economic hegemony finally come to an end?

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Germany Prepares for Third Greek Financial Rescue

More austerity cuts are coming to Greece as Germany signals a plan to deliver a third rescue package for the debt-stricken country.

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Financial Help or Bombardment ?

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The Insider’s Economic Dictionary: I Is for Ideology

Ideology: A set of assumptions so appealing that one looks at their abstract logic rather than how the world actually works. (See Insanity.)

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Discredited Economic Theory Holds Europe in Deflationary Thrall

Why there is such iron fidelity to neoliberal austerity in the contemporary community of official, semiofficial and even academic economists? It can’t be that it works. It doesn’t work.

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Greece’s Birthrate Decreases as Austerity Measures Increase

The number of live births has fallen by a whopping 10 percent in Greece in the last four years as the country suffers the worst economic conditions in the entire European Union, and continues to exercise austerity in order to receive loans from the likes of the European Bank and the IMF.

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Austerity Inflicts Brain Drain on Greece

More than 100,000 unemployed professionals have left Greece amid a shrinking economy and a lack of jobs to seek better opportunities abroad in a trend that will dramatically impact the country for generations.

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Winner Takes All: The Super Priority Status of Derivatives

With taxpayer bailouts no longer an option, a major derivatives crisis could transfer money currently held by state and local governments and citizens—secured and unsecured, insured and uninsured—into the hands of derivative claimants.

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The Confirmed Insanity of Austerity

Austerity threw the 17 countries that use the euro back into recession in the third quarter of 2012. As a result, unemployment is expected to rise 12.2 percent, leaving half of young people in Spain and Greece without jobs, and public debts—the expressed target of the reductions—are growing as well.

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Greek Unions Hold Strike Against Austerity Policies

Greeks are resisting a combination of government spending cuts and tax hikes—which some believe will result in an unemployment rate of 30 percent—imposed by international bailout creditors.

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A Reality Check on Iceland

Expat Icelander Baldur Bjarnason has had it with people depicting his native land as a post-crash “progressive paradise” when it’s really a “Thatcherite’s wet dream.”

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Eurozone Bank Supervision

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IMF Help

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DSK in Double Trouble

The combination of sex, hotels and criminal charges seems to be a common theme in Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s world, and it has landed him in another legal mess—this time in the former IMF chief’s homeland of France, where he’s caught up in a case known there as the “Carlton affair.”

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Public-Sector Banks: From Black Sheep to Global Leaders

Conventional wisdom holds that government bureaucrats are bad businesspeople. But around the world, the many countries with strong public banking sectors generally have strong, stable economies.

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Will Greece Be Ruled by the Bankers or Its People?

The most central and constant dilemma in modern politics—whether the will of the people or that of bureaucrats and specialists should rule—is on full display in Greece.

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NYC Hotels to Issue Panic Buttons to Housekeepers

New York City’s hotels have agreed to arm housekeepers with personal panic buttons for use in emergencies, including the event of unwelcome advances from guests. The decision likely results from an increased concern for worker safety stirred up by the alleged sexual assault of a housekeeper by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn last May.

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Santa Euro Crisis

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Disabled Euro

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A Crisis Story

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More on the Greek Crisis

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Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Package

While the international media zoomed in on Libya on Thursday, another important story was unfolding in Athens, where two days of strikes and protests failed to sway parliament members from passing a bill of austerity measures the Greek government insisted was necessary to avoid an even more catastrophic economic mess.

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DSK Off the Hook in (Another) Rape Case

It’s been a few months since former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn made news for all the wrong reasons, and on Thursday yet another headline about DSK’s sexual past cropped up.

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Greek Busts

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Greek Euro

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Prosecutors Are Expected to Drop Strauss-Kahn Charges

Multiple sources are reporting that at a hearing Tuesday prosecutors are likely to drop some or all of the charges against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is accused of attempting to rape a maid at a New York hotel. (more)

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Live the Dream

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Greece Bailout

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Obama Thinks Big, Republicans Balk in Deficit Talks

No visible progress was made during deficit talks Sunday in which President Barack Obama failed to persuade House Republicans to support $4 trillion in cuts over the next 10 years. (more)

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IMF

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Papandreou Among the Ruins

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Strauss-Kahn Accusers Call Alarmed Prosecutors

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Greek Lessons

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In Greece, ‘Fiscal Suicide’ Was Not an Option

Despite thousands of protesters’ fierce opposition to the PM’s austerity plan and with calls of “traitor” ringing in their ears, members of the Greek Parliament voted Wednesday in favor of economic solvency rather than popular opinion. (more)

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Gridlock in Greece

So, time is running out for the Greek government to put a plan in place in the interest of avoiding complete economic catastrophe. Too bad Prime Minister George Papandreou’s austerity-tastic ideas are failing to win over the protesters ... (more)

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IMF Breaks With Tradition to Put a Woman in Charge

For the first time in history, a woman will lead the International Monetary Fund. French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde was tapped to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn after he was accused of sexually assaulting a maid in New York.

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Uncle Sisyphus

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Ten and Out?

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Greek Austerity Protests

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Greece

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IMF Sounds Warning About Global Economy

Three years into the Great Recession, the outlook is wobbly in the eurozone, according to the IMF. France and Germany are doing well enough to offset some of the economic problems plaguing their neighbors, but in a networked world, nations’ fates are intertwined.

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Greece’s Economic Crisis

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DSK Pleads Not Guilty

He was met by hecklers siding with his alleged sexual assault victim outside the New York Supreme Court, but former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn kept his own words to a minimum, pleading not guilty in a brief court appearance Monday.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn

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Global Food Scheme Starves Guatemalan Poor

Due to predatory trade policies endorsed by the IMF and the Guatemalan government, tax-evading transnational corporations partnered with local elites make a killing off the country’s agricultural exports while more than half of its 14 million people suffer extreme poverty and threats of violence. (more)

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The Death of Greek Economy

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No Resolution Reached at Greek Austerity Summit

A group of Greek leaders fell short of reaching an agreement on Prime Minister George Papandreou’s austerity plan by week’s end, putting Greece on shaky ground in terms of the country’s chances of receiving more bailout funds from the IMF.

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How the IMF Raped the Globe

Disregard for human rights runs rampant in the International Monetary Fund; computers are being designed with human DNA; and Playboy reveals the ins and outs of Americans’ sex lives. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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The Union Factor in the DSK Case

Would Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s alleged victim have been as quick to tell authorities her story if she hadn’t been a union member? Maybe not, The Guardian’s Dean Baker points out.

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