Tag: debt crisis
How Excessive Federal Spending Sparked a Liquidity Crisis

Since mid-September 2019, the U.S. Federal Reserve has been fighting to contain a liquidity crisis in the nation’s money markets that was caused in large part by excessive spending by the U.S. government. That surge in spending was prompted by “the worst budget deal in history” in late-July 2019, which forced the U.S. Treasury…
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Fed Confirms That Federal Borrowing a Cause of Liquidity Crisis

The Fed’s emergency liquidity injection, combined with rate cuts and its additional purchases of U.S. Treasuries, constitutes the return of quantitative easing.

Sovereign States Default, Repudiate; Sun Still Rises

Frivolous commentary on the US debt crisis (like this) attributes to opponents of raising the debt ceiling the view that “defaults don’t matter.” Sensible people recognize, of course, that default (and even repudiation) are policy options that have benefits and costs, just as continuing to borrow and increasing the debt have benefits and costs….
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