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Die Tageszeitung taz - Germany | 13/10/2009

A Nobel Prize the world doesn't need

This year's Nobel Prize in Economics, awarded by the Bank of Sweden, went to US political scientist Elinor Ostrom and her countryman Oliver Williamson. The leftist daily Die Tageszeitung sees the prize as superfluous: "Unfortunately, the selection committee has frequently shown with its decisions that the world doesn't need this prize. And Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to receive it, doesn't change that in the slightest. Just like Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen she is simply another fig leaf in a bastion of market radicals. But at least the Alternative Nobel Prize which will be awarded on Tuesday gives us hope. The 'Right Livelihood Award' honours people who find solutions to the most pressing problems of our time and put them into practice. And there won't be any economists among them this time either."

Die Tageszeitung taz - Germany | 03/03/2008

EADS wins major US military contract

The US Defense Department on Friday, February 29th, announced a Northrop Grumman/EADS team won a 35-billion-dollar air force tanker contract, dealing a surprise blow to US rival Boeing. "The coup announced by EADS last weekend must be particularly humiliating for Boeing," Tarik Ahmia writes. "Up to now, the Europeans' military transactions with the US have hovered at around one billion euros in annual turnover. That EADS is now aiming to dramatically boost its military transactions is primarily for commercial reasons, namely the promise of sure profits in the long term. Civil aircraft construction, on the other hand, is dependent on economic trends and therefore entails a lot more risk. ... EADS is still regarded as a European company even though the shareholder structure has become much more mixed and now includes investors from countries like Russia and Dubai. This process of internationalisation is now spreading to construction: the final assembly of the military aircraft will move to the US. ... For this reason the company is sticking to its cost-cutting plans in Europe regarding the Airbus project."

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