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Holiday in a financially troubled country?

Have you ever travelled to a country in the aftermath of an economic crisis or default? What was it like? Could you tell anything was different as a tourist? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Jun 29, 2015 - 16 answers

Greek economic problems affect interest rates?

How will the Greek economic problems and related Euro currency issues affect interest rates and the property market in other continents, especially Australia?
posted by gttommy on Jun 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Financial Crisis Summary

I'm looking for a list -- or help brainstorming to develop a list -- of the noteworthy scandals, failures, risks, litigations, etc. that have been uncovered in financial services (in any major economic zone) since the start of the financial crisis (broadly since early 2007). [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3 on Dec 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Chill Wind Blows Through Europe...

So is the Euro currency about to collapse? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on May 20, 2010 - 20 answers

What responsibility does the Bush administration bear for the current financial crisis?

What responsibility does the Bush administration bear for the current financial crisis? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Mar 25, 2009 - 28 answers

How are the Icelanders doing?

So, what does the financial and political collapse in Iceland mean for the average citizen? Can anyone give me some anecdotes about how daily life has changed in the past few months? [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Jan 27, 2009 - 14 answers

Retails sales are down, so where are the bargains?

If retailers are being hit hard with a recession, then why am I not finding bargains? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Nov 14, 2008 - 15 answers

To regulate or not to regulate?

Are there any non-regulatory policies that could have prevented the economic meltdown? [more inside]
posted by murphy slaw on Oct 8, 2008 - 13 answers

Financial crisis: Government intervention or free-market-pain?

Current_financial _crisisFilter: Where can I read the single best arguments for government intervention to rescue the financial markets and economy, and the single best argument for zero/minimal government intervention in this current financial crisis? (Looking for links to articles, blog posts, etc -- not opinions -- from MeFites...)
posted by chefscotticus on Sep 30, 2008 - 6 answers

To bail or buy?

If the credit crisis is caused by falling housing prices and excess housing inventory, why doesn't the government just buy up 2,000,000 houses at an average of $350,000 each ($700,000,000) and hold them until housing values rebound. If you're going to artificially prop up home prices, this seems just as efficient as handing the cash to banks.
posted by Crotalus on Sep 27, 2008 - 20 answers

Help me take care of my family if it hits the fan.

I've tried to be a boyscout in preparations for everything. Oil and water in the car. First Aid and fire retardant in every room. Etc, etc. I've also tried to be prepared for what many call EOTWAWKI, the End of the World as We Know It. Not in a survivalist way by more in line with common sense. Now, I'm trying to figure out how much further to dive in. [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Sep 25, 2008 - 18 answers

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