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US debt rises: Why the American Ponzi scheme might just keep running

Oct 19, 2013

US debt rises: Why the American Ponzi scheme might just keep running

As countries age, they will keep generating excess savings. A lot of this money is likely to find its way into the United States. aaging current-account surplus countries may prefer to park their funds in safer countries even though returns are higher in certain emerging markets #United States #US Fed #Bonds #US Debt Ceiling
Debt ceiling absurdity: How the US Fed is running a ponzi scheme

Oct 17, 2013

Debt ceiling absurdity: How the US Fed is running a ponzi scheme

This is a perfect Ponzi scheme where the government is paying off old debt by issuing new debt. #Interest rates #Ponzi scheme #Bonds #United States Senate #US Debt Ceiling #US shutdown
US govt debt is a risk but don't fret over it

Oct 17, 2013

US govt debt is a risk but don't fret over it

Everyday lives have to continue despite governments running high debt as unless there is a real, near term risk of default due to lack of money to pay creditors, the risk may only be on paper. The paper risk may exist for a long period of time, maybe for generations. Hence, selling all assets and buying gold or some other so called safe haven asset may never work in this generation or even the next. #United States #US Senate #US government debt #US Debt Ceiling #US shutdown
US shutdown shows why Washington is biggest risk to US economy

Oct 17, 2013

US shutdown shows why Washington is biggest risk to US economy

Steep spending cuts are a big reason. But the governance-by-crisis also may be prompting businesses to sit on their cash rather than building new factories, buying more equipment and hiring more workers, some economists say. #United States #Democrats #Republicans #Washington #US Debt Ceiling #US shutdown
Fitch warns US of sovereign credit rating cut from AAA

Oct 16, 2013

Fitch warns US of sovereign credit rating cut from AAA

Fitch reiterated that the delay in increasing the borrowing capacity of the United States raises questions about the full faith and credit of the United States to honour its obligations. #US #TheySaidIt #Fitch Ratings Ltd. #Standard and Poor's #US sovereign credit rating #US Debt Ceiling #Sovereign credit rating

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Fitch warns US of sovereign credit rating cut from AAA

Sep 18, 2014

Ministers told: 'no spending spree' in Budget

Ministers have been warned there will be "no spending spree" because of the softer Budget next month. Public Spending Minister Brendan Howlin has told his colleagues to stop making demands for additional spending next year. The minister brought a mem... #Brendan Howlin (politician) #Labour Party (Ireland)