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"Direct lending is attracting attention from both private and institutional investors thanks to its steady performance and appealing returns. But the overall size and composition of this market is already difficult to assess, and the _...Read More_
"Direct lending is attracting attention from both private and institutional investors thanks to its steady performance and appealing returns. But the overall size and composition of this market is already difficult to assess, and the _...Read More_
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"Rising consumer price inflation is not going away. This, of course, is counter to the “transitory” argument made by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell earlier this year."
"Rising consumer price inflation is not going away. This, of course, is counter to the “transitory” argument made by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell earlier this year."
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"Recent economic reports are running contrary to the expectations of those who subscribe to Modern Monetary Theory and other types of “new” economic thinking."
"Recent economic reports are running contrary to the expectations of those who subscribe to Modern Monetary Theory and other types of “new” economic thinking."
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"Poorer nations were more fragile before Covid-19, had less scope to stimulate economies, and are on the wrong side of the vaccine divide"
"Poorer nations were more fragile before Covid-19, had less scope to stimulate economies, and are on the wrong side of the vaccine divide"
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"The hit show ‘Squid Game’ has at its root the crippling effects of household debt – something not unique to South Korea"
"The hit show ‘Squid Game’ has at its root the crippling effects of household debt – something not unique to South Korea"
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thehill.com ↗︎
Brett Samuels , Brett Samuels
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thehill.com ↗︎
Brett Samuels , Brett Samuels
"President Biden on Thursday signed a bill raising the debt ceiling, averting a default for at least another month."
"President Biden on Thursday signed a bill raising the debt ceiling, averting a default for at least another month."
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"‘Tragic reversal’ has set back progress, president says, as he calls for a comprehensive plan"
"‘Tragic reversal’ has set back progress, president says, as he calls for a comprehensive plan"
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"An economist explains why defaulting on the national debt would result in economic crisis."
"An economist explains why defaulting on the national debt would result in economic crisis."
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The US debt limit issue has been kicked down the road for a few more months ready for another round of politicking then. This release from the White House about a week ago is interesting, and slightly chilling nonetheless. It describes the _...Read More_
The US debt limit issue has been kicked down the road for a few more months ready for another round of politicking then. This release from the White House about a week ago is interesting, and slightly chilling nonetheless. It describes the _...Read More_
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"Developers have run up huge debts. Now sales are down, Beijing is imposing borrowing curbs, buyers are balking at prices, and even demographics are looking dimmer. The government is trying to address the situation without damaging the _...Read More_
"Developers have run up huge debts. Now sales are down, Beijing is imposing borrowing curbs, buyers are balking at prices, and even demographics are looking dimmer. The government is trying to address the situation without damaging the _...Read More_
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"The lessons of 2008-09 leave many smart and intelligent people’s finances as unsuspectingly vulnerable as Paris in the spring of 1940. Treasury bills provided cover and safety when the stock market was falling in late 2008 and early 2009. _...Read More_
"The lessons of 2008-09 leave many smart and intelligent people’s finances as unsuspectingly vulnerable as Paris in the spring of 1940. Treasury bills provided cover and safety when the stock market was falling in late 2008 and early 2009. _...Read More_
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"For political reasons, powerful people don’t want the country to pay its bills. History shows all that could go wrong."
"For political reasons, powerful people don’t want the country to pay its bills. History shows all that could go wrong."
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Numerical rules for debt can be rigid, but they work - they accelerate the return to the earlier level of debt after increments. Procedural rules are flexible but difficult to communicate and monitor, especially without strong fiscal _...Read More_
Numerical rules for debt can be rigid, but they work - they accelerate the return to the earlier level of debt after increments. Procedural rules are flexible but difficult to communicate and monitor, especially without strong fiscal _...Read More_
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>"Everyone seems to agree the US debt ceiling should be raised to pay for tax cuts and spending the government has already approved -- and to avoid the economic calamity that would likely result from a US default."
>"Everyone seems to agree the US debt ceiling should be raised to pay for tax cuts and spending the government has already approved -- and to avoid the economic calamity that would likely result from a US default."
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Our monetary system is commanded by people who literally believe changing the "one dollar" stamp on a platinum coin to "one trillion dollars" is the solution to running out of money. Imagine if you tried that with your student loans.
Our monetary system is commanded by people who literally believe changing the "one dollar" stamp on a platinum coin to "one trillion dollars" is the solution to running out of money. Imagine if you tried that with your student loans.