Lunchtime list for June 15th

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: Football: a dear friend to capitalism – This article is what happens when a humourless, politics-obsessed academic encounters the World Cup. It's all a gruesome capitalist distraction, apparently. Merkel’s paralysis – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing difficult pooitical times as her […]

Lunchtime list for June 8th

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: It’s Angela Merkel’s euro-party, and she’ll cry if she wants to – Charlemagne at the Economist considers the choreography around the German goverment's "biggest austerity programme since the war". Will the Euro be saved by a lot of economic integration, or even […]

Lunchtime list for May 26th

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: The collapse of the euro would open the door to democracy – Lots of euro stuff recently, much from a technical perspective, so here's a counterbalance in a traditional UK-Eurosceptic article from Simon Heffer. His thesis: that the end of the Euro, […]

Germany and the Euro

Image via Wikipedia Charlemagne has a long transcript of an interview with Angela Merkel‘s right-hand-man, Thomas de Maizière, currently Germany’s interior minister. Since discussion of the Euro falls well within the “very important but very boring” category, I’ll leave you to go and read the interview in full. One thing worth reproducing from a UK […]