Are we BELL or GIIPS ?

BELL : Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. GIIPS : Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain. Anders Aslund – economist from the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington D.C. – compared the performance of these formerly communist states with South Europe, plus Ireland. Over 2008-2012 period, BELLs economy followed a V curve. Meanwhile, GIIPS looked less exciting for…

Off-topic choice?

At school, literacy teachers nervously put a stress on how important it is to keep a rigorous eye when writing an essay. Rigor is needed in order to understand the subject, analyse the question given by the teacher. Rigor again when preparing one’s written answer, so as to stick to the topic, avoiding any drifting…