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Articles by Desmond Lachman (page 2)

June 8, 2020 5:26 am

If Germany Won’t Help Bail Out Italy, Who Will?

The European Central Bank and the German Constitutional Court are bickering over whether or not to save Italy and Europe from financial ruin.
Desmond Lachman
May 29, 2020 5:22 am

For Italy’s Sake, Put the Central Bankers in Charge

The coronavirus crisis has made clear that the European Central Bank and not the German Constitutional Court should set European monetary policy.
Desmond Lachman
May 13, 2020 5:13 am

Government Debt Still Matters – Just Ask Italy

Thanks to alpine levels of public debt, Italy is on the verge of economic catastrophe.
Desmond Lachman
May 1, 2020 5:27 am

How Italy Could Crash the Global Economy

It’s unstable enough to need a major bailout, and big enough to crash the Euro.
Desmond Lachman
April 23, 2020 5:28 am

Forget about a V-Shaped Recovery

Massive shocks to the global economy and financial markets portend a slow, difficult recovery from the coronavirus recession.
Desmond Lachman
April 15, 2020 5:48 am

How the IMF Can Help Cushion the Coronavirus Depression… Or Make It Worse

If the IMF is going to save teetering economies from collapse, it can’t afford to repeat past mistakes.
Desmond Lachman
April 3, 2020 5:19 am

Don’t Bank on a Quick Economic Recovery

America won’t be able to pull itself out of the coming recession easily, and we can’t do it alone.
Desmond Lachman
March 27, 2020 5:22 am

Europe Needs to Wake Up and Smell the COVID

While the pandemic has hit Europe particularly hard, economic policymakers on the continent have been slow to respond.
Desmond Lachman
March 17, 2020 5:31 am

The Coming Coronavirus Recession Calls for “Helicopter Money”

Faced with a new kind of economic downturn, an old idea of Milton Friedman’s could ensure the slump is short and shallow.
Desmond Lachman
March 12, 2020 5:14 am

Will the Coronavirus Kill Trump’s Reelection Campaign?

If the virus causes a global economic downturn, the president will lose his proudest accomplishment.
Desmond Lachman