Matt O'Brien



Greece’s Nazis, Communists, and fellow travelers are getting more votes the more its economy shrinks.

  • Jan 26, 2015

The yield curve, the best predictor of recessions, is flashing yellow. But don’t worry.

  • Jan 23, 2015

Europe’s central bank announces a major bond-buying program to quell a crisis that could span a generation.

  • Jan 22, 2015

The ECB will finally start buying government bonds with newly-printed euros, aka quantitative easing, to fight Europe’s depression.

  • Jan 22, 2015

You know something’s wrong when Switzerland can borrow for ten years for less than nothing.

  • Jan 21, 2015

Falling oil prices have made Venezuela’s supermarkets even more empty than usual, all because of the government’s wrongheaded policies.

  • Jan 21, 2015

Obama’s new (old) plan: Tax the super-rich and Wall Street to cut taxes for the middle class.

  • Jan 17, 2015

Lots of people in Eastern Europe took out Swiss franc mortgages that just got 20 percent more expensive overnight.

  • Jan 16, 2015

The euro is crashing against the dollar, as markets expect the ECB to start printing money next week.

  • Jan 16, 2015

Exchange rates are rocking the nation, which had worked since 2011 to avoid a euro crisis.

  • Jan 15, 2015
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