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Dollar Strong, Euro Weak

On The Gist, we call in Adam Davidson to explain the frustratingly tepid action of the European Central Bank amid Europe’s economic crises. Davidson is a contributor to the New York Times Magazine and host of a new podcast with Adam McKay called Surprisingly Awesome. For the Spiel, corrections, amplifications, and awards of the antentwig.

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