Eine vernünftige Grundsteuer. Die Abgabe sollte sich am Wert des Bodens orientieren. Das wäre sozial gerecht und gut für den Wohnungsbau.

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 31. January 2019, by Moritz Schularick. Winston Churchill wird der Satz zugeschrieben, dass dieUSA weltpolitisch immer das Richtige tun, aber erst nachdem sie vorher alle anderen Möglichkeiten ausprobiert haben. Ob er das wirklich so gesagt hat, ist umstritten. Aber es ist zu hoffen, dass das gegenwärtige Hin und Her...

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After the Missions Closed

Patheos, December 10, 2018 by Philip Jenkins. The Washington Post recently ran a story with stunning implications for the history of Christian missions. The story suggests that such missions could have very positive “ghost” effects in the long term, even many years after they had officially ended. […] Journalist Andrew...

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Five Ways to Look at Apple’s Surprise Bad News

The Atlantic, Jan 2, 2019 by, Alexis C. Madrigal In an ugly New Year’s surprise Wednesday afternoon, Apple announced unexpectedly that it was cutting its first-quarter revenue guidance from $91.5 billion to $84 billion. The move is highly unusual. Apple reportedly last revised a projection like this in 2002. […]...

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Are Millennials on Track to become the Richest Generation?

BBC, 6. December 2018, by Meredith Turits If boomers are the wealthiest generation ever, then millennials should be poised to become rich through inheritance. The principle is correct – but the reality is more complicated. […] With matters of money, millennials have an uphill climb. […] That is the story...

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The Financial Crisis Is Still Empowering Far-Right Populists

Foreign Affairs, September 13, 2018, by  Manuel Funke, Moritz Schularick, and Christoph Trebesch. Why the Effects Haven’t Faded? he 2008 financial crisis was devastating to the world economy. Just how devastating is something economists still argue over. It is not easy to add up the costs of bank bailouts, a lost decade of economic growth, spiking...

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Missionaries, human capital transmission, and economic persistence in South America

VOX – CEPR Policy Portal, 20 October 2018, by Felipe Valencia Caicedo. Though volumes have been written about Jesuit Missions in South America, very little is known about their long-term economic legacy. Using a novel dataset, this column argues that the 17th century Guarani Jesuit Missions had long-lasting positive effects on education and...

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“Die Ökonomen bellen seit 20 Jahren den falschen Baum an”

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 11. November 2018, by Alexander Hagelüken. Die Gefahr für die Globalisierung kommt von rechts, nicht von links, sagt Forscher Moritz Schularick. Er fordert Geld für Schulen und Straßen. Wer Moritz Schularick an seinem Bonner Lehrstuhl trifft, findet im Erdgeschoss zufällig Büros der Deutschen Bank. Bei dem Geldhaus fing der...

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