Posts tagged "financial crisis"

Maybe we should stone our bankers and politicians too

Apparently we could learn from Iceland, according to Bloomberg News: Icelanders who pelted parliament with rocks in 2009 demanding their leaders and bankers answer for the country’s economic and financial collapse are reaping the benefits of their anger. Since the end of 2008, the island’s banks have forgiven loans equivalent to 13 percent of gross... Read more »

Pass it (the debt) forward

U.S. National Debt Anyone not worrying about the debt that we’re piling on should read about Greece and its financial problems that are weighing down the euro. This New York Times story has a familiar ring to Chicagoans who had watched as Mayor Richard M. Daley has in effect sold and then spent future revenues... Read more »
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