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EconoMonitor Highlights: Base Jumping

In the wake of a divisive U.S. election, factions within each party disagree on how to address the looming fiscal cliff, driven by a vocal base. Meanwhile, the eurozone periphery and core stumbled onward like two mismatched friends in a three-legged race, to place a new metaphor into currency.

Throughout the week, EconoMonitor commentators presented a panorama of the global effects of QE3:

“That is the lesson Chairman Bernanke should have learned from Japan: if you don’t ramp up the fiscal stimulus, and keep it ramped up until a full blown recovery has occurred, you will remain trapped in recession.”

—L. Randall Wray, Dymystifying Quantitative Easing

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Aaron Menenberg is Foreign Policy and Energy analyst, and a Future Leader with Foreign Policy Initiative. He also co-hosts Podlitical Risk (@podliticalrisk). He is a graduate student in international relations at The Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Previously he has worked at Praescient Analytics, The Hudson Institute, for the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and at the IBM Corporation. The views expressed are his own, and you can follow him on Twitter @AaronMenenberg. He welcomes questions and comments at menenbergaaron@gmail.com.