Tag Archive for Collapse

Debt crisis: Europe’s democracies must not subcontract their destiny to the Bundebank -Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Europe has lit the fuse on an economic and financial bomb. The rescue package for Spain cannot plausibly be contained to €100bn once it begins, given the subordination of private creditors and collapse of global confidence in the governing structure of monetary union. Italy must guarantee 22pc of the bail-out funds, even though it…

North Las Vegas Crisis An Example of Why To Stop Crying, “Shadow Inventory!”

The sad story of North Lost Wages,  Nevada,  is an example of why the “shadow inventory” issue is a toothless bogeyman for the US as a whole. Not only did the bubble create false pricing. It caused the construction of  entire “false communities,” based largely on speculative purchases never intended for occupancy. This bubble activity…

Spanish Lender Seeks $24 Billion Bailout – Ratings Cut on 5 Banks – NYTimes.com

Spain’s banking crisis worsened Friday as the board of Bankia, the country’s biggest mortgage lender, warned that it would need an additional 19 billion euros ($23.88 billion), far beyond what the government estimated when it seized the bank and its portfolio of delinquent real estate loans earlier this month. When Spain seized Bankia May 9,…