Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday roundup (04-02-2017)

Greece heads closer to default as it holds out against austerity (The Times of London) Tsipras says deal with creditors hinges on debt relief (Agence France Presse)

[In the United States,] Trump remains the center of attention, but he’s increasingly isolated politically (The Washington Post)

March 2016: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 151 Institutions, Q1 2017 Transition Matrix (Calculated Risk blog)

     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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