Debt Archive

DJ Italy Will Pledge To G-20 To Start Cutting Debt Ratio

We’re all saved!!! *DJ Italy Will Pledge To G-20 To Start Cutting Debt Ratio In 2012 *DJ Italy Will Pledge “Rapidly Declining” Debt/GDP Ratio To G-20 ...Read More

Consumer Borrowing Rises $5.1 billion

Down a bit from April, but the larger question is whether higher gasoline prices led to more borrowing to buy what previously was bought from income. Yes, savings is growing, but that is mainly in the form of reduced and unwanted private sector debt, and not dollars in savings accounts. Consumer Borrowing ...Read More


Do we have enemies that are using our misunderstanding of our monetary system to undermine our actual national defense? Could they be playing on our deficit phobia that’s taken hold to subdue us? Or is it all just innocent fraud? While there is certainly spending on waste and fraud in the military ...Read More

50% Chance NYC Will Default On Its Debt

[Skip to the end] NYC defaulted when I first started in the early 70’s. Charlie Sanford, my department head at Banker’s Trust, was the one who pulled the plug. He was at a meeting for a revenue anticipation bond and said in his distinctive voice something like, “Revenue, what revenue? We’re out.” ...Read More

IMF warns of ‘disturbing’ UK debt

[Skip to the end] IMF warns of ‘disturbing’ UK debt The level of debt in the UK is “disturbing,” the head of the International Monetary Fund has said. But Dominique Strauss-Kahn told the BBC that given the severity of the economic downturn, more government borrowing was the lesser of two evils. No, ...Read More

Re: Will the Fed Issue Debt?

[Skip to the end] (email exchange) Paying interest on reserves is functionally identical to issuing debt. The difference would just be the different maturities. This could be used to support higher short term rates, if that’s what they want. Lots of CB’s have done this. >    >   On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at ...Read More

Looking like a classic external debt story

[Skip to the end] I was just sent this: External debt (%of GDP) Asia 1997 Total Thailand 62% Malaysia 52% Indonesia 42% South Korea 34% Central/Eastern Europe Today Latvia 135% Estonia 114% Hungary 102% Croatia 96% Bulgaria 90% Ukraine 53% Poland 47% Romania 43% Czech 40% Lithuania 40% Turkey 34% [top] ...Read More

A very British bubble for Mr Brown

A very British bubble for Mr Brown Leader Sunday December 16 2007 The Observer The buzz words in the world of finance these days are ‘moral hazard’. That is economist-speak for what happens when people who have engaged in risky business and fallen foul of market forces are let off the hook. ...Read More