Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tuesday roundup (03-15-16)

World copying Japan’s slow-puncture economy: HSBC (CNBC)

Why the German far right’s big electoral win matters (Vox)

Italian treasury stake in Monte dei Paschi could rise to 7 percent: sources (Reuters)

Why Our Financial System Is Like the Titanic by Charles Hugh Smith (of two minds blog)

     The aim of this blog is to show (mostly from reports in mainstream respected news sources) that there is reason to believe that both the United States and the global economies remain fragile in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and that a number of threats exist today that could, if they worsened, bring about economic depression -- not just a minor depression, but a depression worse than the Great Depression. Key threats include excessive risk-taking by financial firms, unchecked by effective regulation; the continued existence of "too big to fail" institutions; and most especially, the amassing of levels of public and private debt which could become unsustainable.

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