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On December 26, 1945, France ratified the Bretton Woods agreement. With that act, the French created the “franc of the French Colonies of Africa.” The French Finance Minister at the time said of the franc, “In a show of her generosity and selfl...

Franc-ly, it is Time for Change

On December 26, 1945, France ratified the Bretton Woods agreement. With that act, the French created the “franc of the French Colonies of Africa.” The French Finance Minister at the time said of the franc, “In a show of her generosity and selfl...

In Pflaumheim, a small German village about a marathon’s distance from Frankfurt, revealing that one “has a Polin,” or “Polish woman,” has become tantamount to announcing one’s own slow demise. As in many rural areas in Germany, Pflaumhei...

Nursing the German Economy

In Pflaumheim, a small German village about a marathon’s distance from Frankfurt, revealing that one “has a Polin,” or “Polish woman,” has become tantamount to announcing one’s own slow demise. As in many rural areas in Germany, Pflaumhei...

On a midnight raid in a rural region of Brittany, France, furious farmers blockaded roads with bales of hay. Other farmers dumped 3.5 million liters of milk next to a popular tourist monastery, torched tax offices, and doused 140 metric tons of fish ...

It Takes A Smart Village

On a midnight raid in a rural region of Brittany, France, furious farmers blockaded roads with bales of hay. Other farmers dumped 3.5 million liters of milk next to a popular tourist monastery, torched tax offices, and doused 140 metric tons of fish ...

Since 2016, Portugal has enjoyed robust growth (at least relative to its European peers), climbing wages, and a precipitous drop in unemployment. This has been welcome news for more than just the Portuguese, though. As many optimistic European social...

Portugal and the Anti-Austerity Myth

Since 2016, Portugal has enjoyed robust growth (at least relative to its European peers), climbing wages, and a precipitous drop in unemployment. This has been welcome news for more than just the Portuguese, though. As many optimistic European social...

On Sunday, March 4th 2018, 46 million Italians voted to form the country’s 18th legislature and for the succession to a new government. The new administration is likely to affect Italy’s position within the European Union and the Eurozone, Italex...

The Italian Election: the Challenges of Italexit

On Sunday, March 4th 2018, 46 million Italians voted to form the country’s 18th legislature and for the succession to a new government. The new administration is likely to affect Italy’s position within the European Union and the Eurozone, Italex...

In the German federal elections this past September, the country’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) received only 20.5 percent of the vote—an all-time low. Since then, the SPD has struggled to reposition itself in the new German political arena. In ...

Left Behind: The Demise of Germany’s Center-Left

In the German federal elections this past September, the country’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) received only 20.5 percent of the vote—an all-time low. Since then, the SPD has struggled to reposition itself in the new German political arena. In ...