IB Economics: Monopolies and Abnormal Profits

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IB ECONOMICS: Stimulating the world economy


World economy: Out of ammo

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There is a fear that a recession is coming and that central banks do not have the weapons to resist it. If governments and central bankers work together they will not be short of ammunition. The question is whether politicians have the stomach to use it.

 

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