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Category Archives: Government budget balance

We Give Up! Government Spending And Deficits Soar Pretty Much Everywhere

  We Give Up! Government Spending And Deficits Soar Pretty Much Everywhere Posted with permission and written by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse     A recurring pattern of the past few decades involves governments promising to limit their borrowing, only to discover that hardly anyone cares. So target dates slip, bonds are issued, and the […]

Italy’s Parallel Fiscal Currency: All You Need To Know

Authored by Marco Cattaneo, from Basta con l’Eurocrisi, via GEFIRA, There is an increased talk in Italy about fiscal money as an instrument to resolve the economic crisis, which is not over yet. Despite the optimism shown by the Italian government and the EU, the Eurozone economy is far from being in an acceptable condition, and […]

Social Security Means-Testing Looms: “It’s Impossible Without A 50% Income Tax Hike”

Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, The projected total US debt will be $30 trillion within 10 years, using the CBO’s own numbers. But the CBO also makes the rosy assumptions that there will be no recessions and that GDP will grow at a 4% nominal rate. Now, that’s possible; I'm inclined to haircut it […]

UK Opposition Leader Calls For “People’s QE” – It’s Venezuela With Tea & Cakes

Authored by Daniel Lacalle via The Mises Institute, It is sad to see that, facing the evidence of the failure of demand-side policies and money printing, many commentators propose some of the most outdated and failed policies in modern economic history. In the UK, Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the Labour Party, believes […]

Mapping The Foreign Trade Debate – Where Do ‘You’ Belong?

Via FFWiley.com, Worried that recent U.S.–China trade dialog sounds like a Mayweather–McGregor promotional tour? Concerned that we might be headed for a repeat of the Great Depression era’s race-to-the-bottom tariff wars? Or, maybe you’re relieved that diplomats are no longer being diplomatic? Maybe you think it’s about time Washington stood up for American jobs? However […]

Fed Chair Janet Yellen Warns Congress: US Debt Trajectory Is Unsustainable

During her tesimony this morning, Fed Chair Janet Yellen urged Congress to take into account the growth trajectory of the federal debt when making decisions about spending and taxation. She said lawmakers need to work toward achieving "sustainability of this debt path over time," … "Let me state in the strongest possible terms that I […]

Want To Understand Rising Wealth Inequality? Look At Debt & Interest

Authored by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, "Governments cannot reduce their debt or deficits and central banks cannot taper. Equally, they cannot perpetually borrow exponentially more. This one last bubble cannot end (but it must)." I often refer to debt serfdom, the servitude debt enforces on borrowers. The mechanism of this servitude is interest, and […]

CBO Warns Of Fiscal Catastrophe As A Result Of Exponential Debt Growth In The U.S.

In a just released report from the CBO looking at the long-term US budget outlook, the budget office forecasts that both government debt and deficits are expected to soar in the coming 30 years, with debt/GDP expected to hit 150% by 2047 if the current government spending picture remains unchanged. The CBO's revision from the […]