Simon Thorpe’s Ideas on the Economy: Deleveraging? What Deleveraging? We need to fix the system…

Clearly, Ireland is in a particularly bad way – everyone seems to be heavily in debt. But a lot of that is due to Financial Sector debt. The Netherlands is also seriously compromised by its Banking sector, as is the UK. For some reason, Germany gets away well, despite having a very large banking sector, with major players like Deutch Bank.

There’s also some detailed analysis of debt structure in the US, illustrated in the following graph. You can see that if there has been a slight decrease in overall debt to the current value of 362% of GDP, that decrease is essentially due to decreased leverage in the financial sector, with a slight decrease in household debt. But that has been offset to a large extend by the increase in GSE debt – Government Sponsored Enterprises. I guess that is tax payer bailouts for things like Automobile manufacturers.

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