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Category: US Debt

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Federal Reserve Board: Operation Twist, "Significant Downside Risk"' to the Economy / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNothing unexpected in today's Fed release. It was Operation Twist, with about $400 billion in Treasuries being rolled into the longer end of the curve from 6 to 30 years.

The Fed will be rolling over its Agency debt as it matured.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Obama's Doomed Deficit-Reduction Plan More Political Than Practical / Politics / US Debt

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Zeiler writes: With the scars from the summer's budget battles still fresh, U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday (Monday) unveiled a deficit-reduction plan that is aimed more at winning votes in the 2012 election than it was to win support from congressional Republicans.

The president's deficit reduction plan includes approximately equal amounts of spending cuts and revenue increases to reach its target of $3 trillion over the next decade.

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Politics

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Real Solution to U.S. Debt Crisis / Politics / US Debt

By: MISES

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid D'Amato writes: In his famously doleful, dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a world enthralled to what was functionally a "permanent war economy," an "economy existing by and for continuous warfare."

Today, on the heels of a debt ceiling increase calculated to forestall a federal-government default, we both are witnessing and are yoked to the many indispositions of what could be characterized as a permanent debt economy.

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Economics

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Universal Personal Bankruptcy to Save America's Economy? / Economics / US Debt

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI have just read the most monumentally stupid article in the history of financial journalism. Nothing else I have ever read comes anywhere near it. It is not just stupid. It is magnificently stupid. It is something so incomparably stupid that Paul Krugman could only dream of writing something like it.

It was written by Brett Arends.

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Economics

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Economic and Financial System Is Coming Unglued, Living in a Degraded Democracy / Economics / US Debt

By: David_Galland

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOur video host Stefan Molyneux speaks with Casey Research Managing Director David Galland about the debt situation in the US and whether the federal government can do anything about it… assuming they’d even want to.

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Politics

Friday, August 26, 2011

Why Congress Blocking the Debt Ceiling Increase Will Launch an Economic Boom / Politics / US Debt

By: Submissions

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePieter Schoonheim Samara writes: The general population hasn’t been taught the economics of the private sector free enterprise Capitalism as it relates to Freedom (audio link) in many decades, nor that private sector capitalism is the opposite side of the same coin of Liberty upon which the Constitution is based.

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Economics

Friday, August 26, 2011

U.S. Household Debt Deleveraging Metrics Raise Worrisome Questions / Economics / US Debt

By: Asha_Bangalore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHousehold debt outstanding hit a peak of $13.9 trillion in the first quarter of 2008.  This staggering amount of household debt was close to 100% of GDP of the nation (see Chart 1).  Home mortgages and consumer credit make up household debt, with home mortgages accounting for roughly 75% of household debt. 

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Politics

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The U.S. Budget Deficit and Debt Crisis in One Picture / Politics / US Debt

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI like this graphic for several reasons, but especially because it puts everything in proportion with regard to the US' current obligations.

One thing I would like to highlight is the large surplus funds in the Social Security Trust and others. These were 'invested' in a special type of intra-governmental Treasury note.

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Politics

Monday, August 15, 2011

U.S. Debt Rating Downgrade, S&P States the Obvious / Politics / US Debt

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Politicians did not get much time to pat themselves on the back for supposedly rescuing the economy with the debt limit deal last week. The ink was barely dry when Standard & Poor's downgraded the US debt ratings anyway, roiling world financial markets. Anyone who has taken an honest look at the government's fiscal situation, taken into account how Washington works and the direction it is going would have a very difficult time arguing with S&P's decision, although a strong case can be made that this was too incremental a downgrade and that it took far too long for S&P to admit the obvious.

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Politics

Sunday, August 14, 2011

U.S. Debt Classification Game is Over / Politics / US Debt

By: Fred_Sheehan

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleStandard & Poor's downgrade of the United States Treasury Department is a harbinger of changing times. The institutional mind has been trained to operate within the framework of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). The CAPM is a formula, designed by professors, that assigns assets to distinct and simple categories. It filled a need when the investment management industry drew in the masses. Not, in this case, the mass of investors, but the mass of so-called investment professionals, that include consultants to pension plans, endowments, and foundations. Most of the well-compensated consultants have little understanding of investing, so substitute vocabulary for thought. The same is true of the professors who hand each other Nobel Prizes and collect seven-figure consulting fees for pontificating.

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Interest-Rates

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wall Street Bailout: Too Big To Collect? / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: EconMatters

In light of the recent S&P downgrade of the U.S. sovereign credit rating, the nation suddenly looks more dire financially than before the downgrade ( (at least psychologically, as the country still has the ability to borrow at its pre-downgrade low interest rates.)  So it would make tracking down Wall Street bailout money still outstanding a good start to reclaim some of the lost treasure. 

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Politics

Saturday, August 13, 2011

U.S. Debt Crisis Built on Kindness of Strangers and a Broken Promise / Politics / US Debt

By: Richard_Mills

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe public debt is the money borrowed by the US federal government. The government borrows the money through the issue of securities by the Treasury and other federal government agencies.

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Politics

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Analysis of Financial Terrorism in America, Economic Elite Make Off With $46 Trillion / Politics / US Debt

By: David_DeGraw

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAbstract: Welcome to World War III

Despite increasing personal financial hardship, most Americans remain unaware of the economic world war currently unfolding. An all-pervasive corporate and government propaganda campaign has effectively obscured this blatant reality. After extensive analysis, it is evident that World War III is a war between the richest one-tenth of one percent of the global population and 99.9 percent of humanity. Or, as I have called it, The Economic Elite Vs. The People [18]. This war has been a one-sided attack thus far. However, as we have seen throughout the world in recent months, the people are beginning to fight back. The following report is a statistical analysis of the systemic economic attacks against the American people.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Why a U.S. Debt Default Will Be a Good Thing / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: Now that Standard & Poor's has finally slashed its U.S. credit rating, it's more apparent than ever that a U.S. default is imminent.

So if you're at all panicked by S&P's decision to downgrade the country's top-tier credit rating - and the resultant freefall in U.S. stock prices - brace yourself: It's going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
But make no mistake, it will get better.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bankrupt Los Angeles, Harbinger for America / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Douglas_French

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn a piece for the Wall Street Journal, Joel Kotkin tells of the demise of Los Angeles. No, you won't see Snake Plissken or Rick Deckard racing through the City of Angels just yet. But the city's political machine is doing all it can "to leave behind a dense, government-dominated, bankrupt, dysfunctional, Athens by the Pacific," explains Kotkin.

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