Posts Tagged ‘deficit’

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    An Economic Risk List

    Feb 11, 12 • 715 Views • No Comments

    Asked to indicate the major economic risks facing the world, World Economic Forum survey participants were given 10 concerns. Before reading their priorities, you might like to form your own economic risk list. Just reorder the following challenges in terms...  [read more]

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    Greek (Debt) Myths

    Jan 26, 12 • 361 Views • No Comments

    Maybe sell some islands and an ancient ruin or two? In Boomerang, Blind Side author Michael Lewis repeats what German politicians were suggesting in 2009 when they heard that the Greek debt was much larger than previous estimates. How much bigger? No one was...  [read more]

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    Do You Care If You’ve Got Mail?

    Dec 5, 11 • 309 Views • No Comments

    In Canada, when postal workers went on strike because of wage cut proposals, many people were saying, “Who Cares?” In the U.S., Hallmark and Amazon have said that they do care about the future of the Postal Service. If asked, approximately 650,000...  [read more]

  • The US is again hitting its debt ceiling.

    If You Were the Supercommittee…

    Nov 21, 11 • 302 Views • No Comments

    This simulation from Pew is a great way to understand what the supercommittee is trying to do. Called “the Pew Budget Challenge,” it presents close to 100 revenue and expenditure alternatives for bringing the debt down to 60% of GDP by 2021. You...  [read more]

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    Deficit Deal Primer

    Nov 1, 11 • 305 Views • No Comments

    In 1934, after meeting with John Maynard Keynes, FDR said that he “liked him immensely” but groaned that he talked like a “mathematician.” Keynes’s advice to FDR? Described by Sylvia Nasar in Grand Pursuit, increase deficit...  [read more]