Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday roundup (05-18-2016)

Keiser Report: World Economy Manias (E914) [Interview with Steve Keen] (The Keiser Report)

EU cuts Italy 'unprecedented' slack on budget rules (Agence France Presse)

Spain’s Debt Jumps Most in Century, Topping 100% of GDP: Chart (Bloomberg)

China's Communist Party goes way of Qing Dynasty as debt hits limit by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (The Telegraph)

     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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