Tag Archive | IMF

Visualize this

Visualisation is the new vogue in economics – and I think it’s official. I’ve been going on about Hans Rosling, Gapminder and Edward Tufte in the past, and now Rosling’s even been named Foreign Policy’s #96 top global thinker. Going by the top ten, that might not be a very wonderful list to be on, […]

The IMF’s rhetorical u-turn: Buyer Beware

The IMF has recently called for an injection of $2.4 trillion dollars in fiscal expansion and claim that they are willing to support such a policy act. This is a big rhetorical change – but its only rhetoric. Every single loan agreement with the IMF since December has called for fiscal cutbacks, so buyer beware: It’s the same old IMF…