Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday roundup (02-16-2017)

European Central Bank: 'No room for complacency' on recovery (The Associated Press)

NY Fed: US household debt at highest level since 2008 (CNBC)

Big U.S. banks to push for easing of money laundering rules (Reuters)

Robert Harward turns down Trump’s national security offer [The Financial Times via] (CNBC)

'Extraordinary levels' of pollution have contaminated even the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean (The Los Angeles Times)

     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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