Author Archives: Nikos Askitas

Toll Index January 2017

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Toll Index – Record Year 2016

The hottest German business cycle news item making the rounds this morning comes from the German Federal statistical office (Destatis) and is summarized by the title of its press release: German exports up 1.2% in 2016 – Exports, imports and … Continue reading

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On the mutation of the labor market – cultural centers

An amusing and simple way by which we can see traces of the mutation of the labor market, as the economy recycles and reuses it’s capital, is evidenced by the German Cultural Centers. Their names (Alter Schlachthof, Kofferfabrik, Muffatwerk, Zinnschmelze, … Continue reading

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How technology improves the way we live and work under adverse circumstances

I dashed back home to Greece recently (yes emphasis on dashed for those who I did not manage to visit and will complain) and took my mother for a cataract “depth measurement” in one of the Thessaloniki’s major general hospitals. … Continue reading

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