This might be the turning point in the global financial crisis, when bold action puts us on the road to recovery

This could be the turning point in the global financial crisis (GFC) that began in Fall 2008.  Much like the August, when Mexico's financial crisis (the climax of the long Latin American debt crisis) forced the Federal Reserve to loosen monetary policy, igniting the long disinflationary growth period that ran (with two light interruptions) until … Continue reading This might be the turning point in the global financial crisis, when bold action puts us on the road to recovery

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Never waste a crisis. That just makes the next one inevitable and probably worse.

In America today the truth is often easily seen:  statements of the obvious or about the inevitable attract the loudest criticism.  So it was at the start of the financial crisis, when  Rahm Emanuel, Obama's chief of staff, told a  conference of top corporate chief executives in November 2008. "You never want a serious crisis to go … Continue reading Never waste a crisis. That just makes the next one inevitable and probably worse.

American States on the brink of financial catastrophe

In the third year of the worst recession since the 1930's many States totter on the brink of catastrophe, after generations of imprudent management.  Ahead lie even greater challenges, as employees cash in on their insanely generous pensions.  A few charts tell the tale -- showing America's most profligate states -- from "The State of California … Continue reading American States on the brink of financial catastrophe