Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday roundup (03-25-2017)

Trump gets tamed by Washington: The businessman president finds after the defeat of health care reform that legislating isn't as easy as making real estate deals. (Politico)

GOP wonders: Can it get anything done?: Republicans appear skeptical about their ability to move on to other pieces of their agenda after failing to keep the party together on their longtime promise to repeal Obamacare. (Politico) Trump, GOP fumble chance to govern (The Hill) Trump Becomes Ensnared in Fiery G.O.P. Civil War (The New York Times) Trump’s path forward only gets tougher after health-care fiasco (The Washington Post)

Failed House Vote Is 'A Great Opportunity' For Republicans, Former House Leader Says (National Public Radio)



     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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