Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday roundup (08-29-2016)

Negative interest rates could become the norm in downturns, warns ECB (The Telegraph)

BOJ Needs Massive Shock & Awe, $2 Trillion Investor Says (Bloomberg)

The Federal Reserve is debating how to fight the next [United States] recession (The Washington Post blogs)

Virginia faces $1.5 billion budget deficit; what that means for our region (WSLS)

     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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