Austerity as ideological opportunity As prominent economist Ha Joon Chang has written many times, the UK's problems go far deeper than the cuts agenda. British debate on economic policy is getting nowhere.
In the last few months we have seen several major financial institutions be absorbed by other financial institutions, receive government bailouts, or outright crash. So what caused the financial crisis of ?
This is actually the perfect storm which has been brewing for years now and finally reached its breaking point. This video explains the economic crisis: Market Instability The recent market instability was caused by many factors, chief among them a dramatic change in the ability to create new lines of credit, which dried up the flow of money and slowed new economic growth and the buying The effects of lending institutions health selling of assets.
This dried up their reserve cash and restricted their credit and ability to make new loans. There were other factors as well, including the cheap credit which made it too easy for people to buy houses or make other investments based on pure speculation.
Cheap credit created more money in the system and people wanted to spend that money. Unfortunately, people wanted to buy the same thing, which increased demand and caused inflation. Private equity firms leveraged billions of dollars of debt to purchase companies and created hundreds of billions of dollars in wealth by simply shuffling paper, but not creating anything of value.
In more recent months speculation on oil prices and higher unemployment further increased inflation. How Did it Get So Bad?
The American economy is built on credit. Credit is a great tool when used wisely. For instance, credit can be used to start or expand a business, which can create jobs.
It can also be used to purchase large ticket items such as houses or cars. But in the last decade, credit went unchecked in our country, and it got out of control. Mortgage brokers, acting only as middle men, determined who got loans, then passed on the responsibility for those loans on to others in the form of mortgage backed assets after taking a fee for themselves originating the loan.
A lot of people got rich quickly and people wanted more. Before long, all you needed to buy a house was a pulse and your word that you could afford the mortgage.
Brokers had no reason not to sell you a home. They made a cut on the sale, then packaged the mortgage with a group of other mortgages and erased all personal responsibility of the loan. But many of these mortgage backed assets were ticking time bombs.
And they just went off.
The Housing Market Declined The housing slump set off a chain reaction in our economy. Individuals and investors could no longer flip their homes for a quick profit, adjustable rates mortgages adjusted skyward and mortgages no longer became affordable for many homeowners, and thousands of mortgages defaulted, leaving investors and financial institutions holding the bag.
This caused massive losses in mortgage backed securities and many banks and investment firms began bleeding money. This also caused a glut of homes on the market which depressed housing prices and slowed the growth of new home building, putting thousands of home builders and laborers out of business.The Great Recession is the name commonly given to the – financial crisis that affected millions of Americans.
In the last few months we have seen several major financial institutions be absorbed by other financial institutions, receive government bailouts, or outright crash. An acronym is an abbreviation coined from the initial letter of each successive word in a term or phrase.
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The World Bank and the Gods of Lending [Steve Berkman] on initiativeblog.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Looking at the realities of the World Bank s loan programs in the developing world, Steve Berkman finds nothing but mismanagement and hypocrisy: decades of assistance without any significant improvement in the lives of the poor; .
With member countries, staff from more than countries, and offices in over locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. Josh Karliner discusses how climate change — widely considered to be the greatest health threat of the century — broke through in a big way this year at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.
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