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Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna

Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna contributed feature pieces and op-eds on Swiss and Liechtenstein banking issues for The Wall Street Journal Europe while based in Vienna, Austria; she also authored a column, ‘Swiss Watch.’ She currently lives in Washington, DC where she is a speech and op-ed writer to foreign dignitaries.

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The Role of Calvinism in the Dutch Golden Age

World History

The Dutch Republic transformed the fervor of predestination into faith in personal destiny — and the singularly capitalistic means of getting there.

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Central Banks Haven't Always Been Quite as Bad as They Are Now

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Restrained by both ideology and public sentiment, central banks were once kept from the sort of antics they now regularly indulge in.

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Russia, China and the Geopolitics of the Silk Road

Global EconomyWorld History

China's new "Silk Road" for international trade is an important component in the regime's larger geopolitical strategy. 

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Augsburg: A Capitalist Hub at the Birth of the Modern

World History

Germany's Augsburg played a key role in the rise of the modern marketplace in Europe. 

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How Entrepreneurs Wouldn't Let a Beloved Car Brand Die

The EntrepreneurWorld History

Not all entrepreneurship end up with mass production. Sometimes it involves deeply personal efforts to make a very personalized product.

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