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No, Abbott, current budget woes are not Labor’s fault

The Abbott government and its mouthpieces are quick to blame current debt levels on the irresponsibility of the Rudd-Gillard government. Are they right?

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Co-operative model fails, leaving UK banks looking shaky

The collapse of the Co-operative Group banking firm in the UK shows the banking sector remains the biggest worry in a still faltering European economy.

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Financial Crisis Commission fails to think global

The central finding of a new report from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission seems to be that the GFC was an American crisis, thus ignoring the rest of the world. The commission said that US Federal authorities bear much of the blame.

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Crikey Clarifier: why is Ireland’s economy imploding?

There are many reasons that the Republic of Ireland is now facing the humiliating prospect of turning to the IMF and EU for aid, writes Keshia Jacotine, an honours student at Monash University in Irish politics.

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The Daily Beast | ECONOMY|

US economic debate mired in pankration politics

The current political debate about the US economy is like an ancient Greek fight-to-the-death sport called pankration. But the country doesn’t need economic innovation - it needs decisive leadership, writes Tunku Varadarajan.

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Washington Post | COMPANIES|

Bailout beneficiaries generously funding candidates

US companies such as General Motors and Chrysler that received federal bailout money are giving generously to political candidates - even those who campaigned against the bailout legislation, writes T.W. Farnam.

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Seeking Alpha | ECONOMY|

US fat cats – not workers – should take wage cuts

The GFC bailout in America resulted in big biz fat cats getting paid hefty bonuses at the expense of the rest of the economy. On the subject of economic adjustment their wages need to be cut, not the wages of workers, writes Dean Baker.

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