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Greece, Russia and the politics of humiliation | Financial Times

Just before Alexis Tsipras was elected Greek prime minister in January, he made a vow to the voters: “On Monday national humiliation will be over. We …

What the ECB is doing to Greek banks is outrageous

The European Central Bank (ECB) is threatening to withdraw emergency funding from Greek banks if the Greek government doesn't do what it wants.<p>The central bank's actions toward Greece occur less than two months after secret letters revealed that the ECB threatened to pull emergency funding from …

Economy

Greece's Radical Left-Wing Government Is Right About The Debt — And Everyone Needs To Get Over It

Alex Tsipras, Greece's new radical left-wing Prime Minister. REUTERS/Marko Djurica Syriza has triumphed in Greece's election. The coalition has formed a government and all eyes are turning to the major showdown that's coming.<p>The party is demanding a major bondholder "haircut." This is effectively a …

Europe

An Economist Explains In Simple Terms Why Deflation Is Dangerous

So what's the big issue? If rising prices (inflation) are generally considered a bad thing, then shouldn't falling prices (deflation) be a good thing?<p>Well, yes and no.<p>Economics professor Ed Dolan is on hand with an easy-to-understand presentation (no economics degree needed), showing the …

How to install Windows on your Mac for free

2015 is going to be a big year for Microsoft with the forthcoming release of Windows 10 — you can read all about Microsoft's big January event right …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …