Le nouveau protectionnisme sonne-t-il la défaite du capitalisme libéral?

“Le débat entre protectionnisme et libéralisme n’est qu’une feuille de vigne pudique posée sur des confrontations politiques et géopolitiques autrement plus féroces, dans le cadre d’une course pour le leadership mondial”. “Laissez faire!”, disaient les chantres du libéralisme au XIXème siècle. En réalité, la seule nation qui pratiquait, à cette époque, un libéralisme directement inspiré… Read More Le nouveau protectionnisme sonne-t-il la défaite du capitalisme libéral?

Donald J. Trump and the return of strategic trade policy

Public statements made by the leaders of Canada, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, and other EU countries, to protest against Donald Trump’s decision imposing tariffs on aluminium and steel imported to the United States from these countries were predictable. As are the retaliatory measures envisaged by these countries. But this has not prevented the Trump… Read More Donald J. Trump and the return of strategic trade policy

Which countries are dumping the dollar and why? (RT.com)

I was interviewed among other experts for this article that has been published on RT.com.  The European Union is considering switching payments from the US dollar to the euro after Washington threatened to target European firms working in Iran, according to reports. The measure may help the EU to retain one of the world’s largest… Read More Which countries are dumping the dollar and why? (RT.com)

Donald Trump and global order: disruption or continuity?

The picture is reassuring. The Ministers of Finance of the twenty largest economies in the world, together with the Managing Director of the IMF, display a perfunctory smile. But despite this reassuring impression, the G20 Finance Ministers meeting that was held in Baden Baden, in Germany, marks the end of an era. It signals a… Read More Donald Trump and global order: disruption or continuity?