Mountains of Debt: America’s Economic Realities

(Good, easy-to-read overview of our current economic situation)

by Charles Wheelan, Ph.D.

Ben Franklin supposedly said that it’s better to skip supper and go to bed hungry than it is to wake up in debt. Ben would be quite disappointed in us. We Americans didn’t skip dinner; instead, we opted over the past decade to gorge at the buffet and then charge it.

We woke up as the world’s largest debtor — so deeply in debt that our global creditors are getting nervous, and rightfully so.

Here are some economic realities associated with our deepening fiscal hole. Continue reading “Mountains of Debt: America’s Economic Realities”

Get Ready for Inflation and Higher Interest Rates

“The unprecedented expansion of the money supply could make the ’70s look benign.”

By Arthur B. Laffer

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124458888993599879.html

Economy rescue: Adding up the dollars

Want to know how much we, I mean the Government, is spending to rescue the economy? $10.5 Trillion and climbing.

From CNN.Com    The government is engaged in an unprecedented – and expensive – effort to rescue the economy. Here are all the elements of the bailouts. Link