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]
How will the Greek economic problems and related Euro currency issues affect interest rates and the property market in other continents, especially Australia?
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]
So is the Euro currency about to collapse? [more inside]
What responsibility does the Bush administration bear for the current financial crisis? [more inside]
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]
If retailers are being hit hard with a recession, then why am I not finding bargains? [more inside]
Are there any non-regulatory policies that could have prevented the economic meltdown? [more inside]
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...)
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.
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]