Most commentators trace the beginning of the European sovereign debt crisis to 5 November 2009, when Greece revealed that its budget deficit was 12.7% of gross domestic product (GDP), more than twice what the country had previously disclosed. However, the real origins of the crisis can be traced to the very structures that govern Europe's institutions.
It is one thing to talk about the European sovereign debt crisis and its many details and another to look at the statistics that are germane to understanding the crisis. Here then are… READ MORE ›
Various proposals to resolve the European sovereign debt crisis have not dealt with many nagging issues. Here is a list of major unresoved issues in the European sovereign debt crisis.
On 27 October 2011, after months of discord, European leaders ironed out a plan to address the escalating European sovereign debt crisis. Here is an overview of what exactly that plan… READ MORE ›
General Tenor: Bearish. Almost all of the speakers at the conference expressed concern about the direction of the global economy. Specifically, bearishness was expressed for:
The European sovereign debt crisis
The U.S. Congress’s political gridlock and inability to resolve the U.S…. READ MORE ›
Why is Europe standing on the cliff’s edge? What went wrong? How did we get here?
These are simple questions with anything but simple answers. To help illuminate the issues, I hosted a live webinar on 11 October 2011 featuring… READ MORE ›
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