Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday roundup (05-21-2016)

EU's Greek Debt Deal: The Money Has Already Been Lost, Argument Is Over How To Recognise That Fact (Forbes) Greece Braces for More Austerity Amid EU-IMF Quarrel About Debt (Bloomberg)

No Reason to Cry Over Spilt Milk [in the United States] When It’s This Cheap (Bloomberg)

     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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