A recent post here about thawing permafrost releasing climate-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere was no exception.
A year when inflation-adjusted GDP increased moderately, in this case by 2. Federal government debt fell from Household debt edged down from These improvements took place, aside from 20 days, after President Obama had left office, but while the policies he had hashed out with Congress mostly remained in effect.
His huge, deficit-increasing tax cut was signed on December 22, and will take effect in A huge deficit increasing spending bill followed this March. And he has been moving to get rid of government restrictions intended to prevent the financial sector from lending people more money than they could pay back, and from speculating on derivative bets while having taxpayers bailout their losses.
Last year I wrote that Generation Greed was planning one more economic and fiscal orgy at the expense of its children and grandchildren, and at the expense of the future of the United States.
The last economic and fiscal gang rape is probably more like it. After all, nothing pushes up debt as a percent of GDP more than a deep recession, which reduces GDP and causes federal tax revenues to plunge and social service costs to soar.
Total non-financial debt soared Following the Trump tax cuts, it is possible that households and businesses could use the additional money floating around as the federal government goes broke to reduce their own debts, and to buy up all those extra U. Treasury bills and bonds.
Treasury instruments not on the books of the government itself. If interest rates were to rise from around zero to a more normal average of say, 4.
Treasury instruments, then the expected returns on U. Younger generations are screwed either way. Debt Z1 Total U. The peak had been As I wrote previously… https: And rising debts allow imports in excess of exports.
That is what has happened for nearly 40 years, with the U. Financial debts fell from But Randal Quarles, the most important regulatory official at the Federal Reserve, announced last week that reducing capital requirements is a top priority—and Fed Chair nominee Jerome Powell supports the idea.
The guidelines, introduced in to curb excessive risk-taking, capped leverage at 6x — subject to certain conditions — and contributed to less aggressive dealmaking among regulated banks, and an uptick in more aggressive deals from non-regulated institutions such as Jefferies and Nomura.
However, in October, the Government Accountability Office designated the guidelines as a formal rule, thus opening them up for congressional review. Since then, regulators have also said they are open to reviewing the guidelines, prompting several bankers to say they have already begun pushing their credit risk officers to allow more aggressive deals.
Excluding the debts financial companies owe each other, total U. From that point total non-financial debt barely grew, to Total debts then soared to Both federal borrowing and household borrowing played a role in that national party.
With so much money going toward interest on debts from past spending, leaving so little for current and future spending, the U. All the economic pain and stagnation of the Obama Administration were the result not of paying off all those debts, but merely not having them rise as fast.
At one time people borrowed money to invest — in homes that were more affordable than renting, in plant and equipment and infrastructure and research and development that would produce income to pay the debts off.
But much of the debt run-up since has been used to pay for consumption. It is backed by nothing other than a promise to live poorer in the future to offset having lived richly in the past.
Much of that debt, which is to say much of the assets that had been piled up by the rich and the financial sector, would have disappeared in a bonfire of bankruptcy, as in the s, if the federal government had not stepped in to save the better off. The s had also featured soaring debt and soaring inequality, but after all that debt and all that paper wealth was wiped off the books in the Great Depression, the s saw far more equality than the country has seen since.
To prevent another Great Depression, and prevent total non-financial debt from plunging, federal debt increased from It remains at more than double the level.
Foreclosures soared, and life expectancy fell for those born after or so. Only households headed by those over age 65 in were better off than those at a similar phase of life had been in Only poorer younger generations will be left to bear that burden.The Latin American Debt Crisis Words | 7 Pages.
The Latin American Debt crisis did not occur over night, the crisis was many years in the making and signs of its arrival were prominent in Latin American society.
The reasons for its occurrence are also expansive; some fault can also be place in countries outside of Latin America.
Debt Crisis s – Latin America. In the case of a country these are its external debt commitments. In the s there was a major international debt crisis because several less developing countries in Latin America and Africa defaulted on their debt repayments.
Biogz 'B' Back Next. Here you will find some short biographies (biogz) of solo artists whose surname commences with this letter or bands with names commencing with this letter (omitting any commonly used prefix such as 'The').
Farmers' Debts Increase (7) | Farm Crisis The epicenter of the downturn was in the Midwest, but the effects quickly rippled to other areas where agriculture played a prominent role in the local economy. Causes of the Farm Crisis.
Are some of the factors involved in the s Farm Crisis at play today? A SHORT HISTORY OF THE USA. By Tim Lambert. PART ONE COLONIAL AMERICA. THE FIRST COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA. The first Europeans to establish colonies in North America . In the s, the world experienced a debt crisis in which highly indebted Latin America and other developing regions were unable to repay the debt, asking for help.
The problem exploded in August as Mexico declared inability to service its.