Some Key European Charts Starting to Look Quite Scary

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It’s not quite Halloween yet, but some important European charts are starting to look pretty horrifying!  (Hat tip Dr. Evil for making significant contributions to this story.) Let’s start with Italy, our favorite impending disaster, sporting a 120% debt-to-GDP, with enough total weight to take down the entire system.  Italy’s economy has never really been […]

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I’ve been searching around for some charts of credit default swap spreads for US state governments (if anyone has a favorite source, please let me know).  In the process, I came across this Economist piece, which profiled the finances of the American “problem states.” The case is made that the credit default swap spreads of […]

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