Written By: - Date published: 10:57 am, November 17th, 2019 - 30 comments
Nick Kelly on UK austerity and who should have paid for the financial crisis.
Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, March 26th, 2013 - 48 comments
The financial crisis in Cyprus has taken an unusual turn, and for a change it is the rich who will be left with the bill.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, July 29th, 2012 - 1 comment
My regular Sunday piece of interesting, longer, deeper stories I found during the week. It’s also a chance for you to share what you found this week too. Those stimulating links you wanted to share, but just didn’t fit in anywhere (no linkwhoring). This week: hiding tax, growing up neo-liberal and Syria.
Written By: - Date published: 2:48 pm, July 11th, 2012 - 27 comments
Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, October 26th, 2011 - 72 comments
The PREFU paints a pretty dismal picture of the economy. The worst case scenario is catastrophic, and (at one in five) I think that Treasury has significantly underestimated the odds. Do you feel lucky?…
Written By: - Date published: 7:57 am, September 17th, 2011 - 64 comments
The warnings on the economy are coming thick and fast now, both globally and nationally.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, August 6th, 2011 - 79 comments
The global financial system, which has never properly recovered from the recession, is poised on the brink of a second crash. The headlines are a parade of bad news…
Update: US credit rating downgraded from AAA to AA+ with negative outlook (same as NZ). Announcement was made after close of markets. It’s gonna hit the fan on Monday.
Written By: - Date published: 3:49 pm, June 18th, 2011 - 28 comments
John Clarke and Bryan Dawe calculate the cost of the European debt crisis…
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, February 5th, 2011 - 24 comments
All over the globe we the tax payer recently got stuck with a bill for trillions of dollars to bail out banks that were “too big to fail”. Or were they? One country, Iceland, went against the trend, and let its banks go under. What happened next?
Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, February 2nd, 2011 - 11 comments
In America a federal enquiry has now confirmed what we already knew. The 2008 financial crisis was an “avoidable” disaster caused by multiple failures of regulation and good old fashioned greed. If we don’t make some fundamental changes it is all going to happen again…
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, October 21st, 2010 - 24 comments
In three short years John Key and National have gone from economic bravado, to failure, to lies, excuses and whining. As the economy languishes they will have nothing to offer except more lies and excuses.
This is a time for fresh thinking, both globally and locally. But we won’t get it from National.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, September 11th, 2010 - 40 comments
If you have some time to spare this Saturday morning, check out the documentary “Overdose” – The story of the greatest financial crisis we will ever see… The one that is on the way.
Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, May 8th, 2010 - 42 comments
In other cheery news this morning: “Euro crisis goes global as leaders fail to stop the rot”. Germany’s Chancellor says that “politics have to reassert primacy over the financial markets”…
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, February 16th, 2010 - 52 comments
You know how the world has been through the worst financial crisis in decades? You know how countries like Ireland and Iceland who had made themselves into financial hubs via tax breaks for banks are now deep in the crap with burgeoning debt and unemployment? Why don’t we do what they did?