Financial Crises

    Credit-financed markets are inherently unstable. Inevitably, the pattern of payment promises doesn't align with actual ability to pay. What happens then depends on institutions, regulations and management. Today, the credit system is global, and so also is the prospect of financial instability.

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    Jim Chanos: U.S. Economy is Worse Than You Think

    The famed short-seller offers a mid-2017 reality check for “fake fiscal news,” and economic pipe dreams, and sees “portents of even worse things” Read more

    The Consequences of Money-Manager Capitalism

    In the wake of World War II, much of the western world, particularly the United States, adopted a new form of capitalism called “managerial welfare-state capitalism.” Watch the video