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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 22 May 23 5.32pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

It's almost at Italy levels.

Soon it'll be pasta it.

 


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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 23 May 23 8.26am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

Whether it happens now or sometime later, I take no pleasure in knowing we are all going to have face the music.

Not that we are the ones at fault for the music selection.

Edited by Stirlingsays (22 May 2023 3.49pm)

This is something I suspect we have more agreement on than usual. Whilst the US must not default it must reverse its borrowing growth so it eventually removes the threat that it might.

Ever-increasing debt is unsustainable. It makes a country vulnerable to changes of sentiment, political pressure and, most of all interest rate rises which load the future with heavy burdens. I thought China was the biggest holder of US debt but apparently they have sold 30% of their holding, which is still large, and are now second to Japan. The UK is third!

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 23 May 23 8.47am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

This is something I suspect we have more agreement on than usual. Whilst the US must not default it must reverse its borrowing growth so it eventually removes the threat that it might.

Ever-increasing debt is unsustainable. It makes a country vulnerable to changes of sentiment, political pressure and, most of all interest rate rises which load the future with heavy burdens. I thought China was the biggest holder of US debt but apparently they have sold 30% of their holding, which is still large, and are now second to Japan. The UK is third!

Ten years ago Belgium was third, they're now fourth, because of a clearing house who were buying up debt, it's thought, on behalf of Russian investors.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 24 May 23 4.58am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

This is something I suspect we have more agreement on than usual. Whilst the US must not default it must reverse its borrowing growth so it eventually removes the threat that it might.

Ever-increasing debt is unsustainable. It makes a country vulnerable to changes of sentiment, political pressure and, most of all interest rate rises which load the future with heavy burdens. I thought China was the biggest holder of US debt but apparently they have sold 30% of their holding, which is still large, and are now second to Japan. The UK is third!

I'm not really seeing how the US reverses borrowing growth.....it's corporate debt as well.

I don't think the US defaults as this is a game that always happens now when the houses are held separately.....it could do but something will probably get agreed last minute....which apparently is close.

The analysis I've heard on it....which you don't get in normie land of course is that we have a few years yet....but are unlikely to get to the end of the decade before the brown gooey stuff hits the fan....making 2008 look like a bit of a laugh.

Edited by Stirlingsays (24 May 2023 5.00am)

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 24 May 23 5.16am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I'm not really seeing how the US reverses borrowing growth.....it's corporate debt as well.

I don't think the US defaults as this is a game that always happens now when the houses are held separately.....it could do but something will probably get agreed last minute....which apparently is close.

The analysis I've heard on it....which you don't get in normie land of course is that we have a few years yet....but are unlikely to get to the end of the decade before the brown gooey stuff hits the fan....making 2008 look like a bit of a laugh.

Edited by Stirlingsays (24 May 2023 5.00am)

It's estimated that in ten years US debt will be twice the size of their economy.

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

It's estimated that in ten years US debt will be twice the size of their economy.

Yep, I'm not sure what the ratio is when it becomes unsustainable but I imagine that confidence will go before we reach it.....once everyone starts calling the debts in the the final vital bulkhead of that Titanic fills.

I just hope we are all doing alright when she blows.

 


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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

Yep, I'm not sure what the ratio is when it becomes unsustainable but I imagine that confidence will go before we reach it.....once everyone starts calling the debts in the the final vital bulkhead of that Titanic fills.

I just hope we are all doing alright when she blows.

The difference is though that the iceberg can clearly be seen and a course steered to avoid it, so long as we have a captain not determined to break the record on his first voyage.

Whether the USA, and as a result the rest of the world, can avoid this is an open question. How we should prepare, both individually and as a country, one that needs to be actively considered. For me rejoining the EU as part of those preparations seems a no brainer.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 24 May 23 10.55am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

The difference is though that the iceberg can clearly be seen and a course steered to avoid it, so long as we have a captain not determined to break the record on his first voyage.

Whether the USA, and as a result the rest of the world, can avoid this is an open question. How we should prepare, both individually and as a country, one that needs to be actively considered. For me rejoining the EU as part of those preparations seems a no brainer.

The figure quoted for US debt in 10 years is 50 trillion. The signs are that a lot of this debt is being bought by Russia so the world's economy is likely to be in their hands.

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

The figure quoted for US debt in 10 years is 50 trillion. The signs are that a lot of this debt is being bought by Russia so the world's economy is likely to be in their hands.

Maybe that will be the next sanction. Threaten to default only on debt held by Russia. Forcing them to sell at a loss.

 

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Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

Maybe that will be the next sanction. Threaten to default only on debt held by Russia. Forcing them to sell at a loss.

Difficult if they're buying via clearing houses in different countries. If they could do that to Russia what's to stop them doing the same to us with our share of the debt?

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Difficult if they're buying via clearing houses in different countries. If they could do that to Russia what's to stop them doing the same to us with our share of the debt?

This isnít an area I know much about but if the USA said that they were defaulting only on debt held at that moment by Russia, assuming there is always a precise record of who holds what, and says those holdings are now discounted to say 75% of their face value, then what could they do that they havenít already done? The obvious excluded!

They could justify the action as further sanctions on Russia whilst easing their debt problem. Thereís probably an enormous flaw that I havenít seen though!

 

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Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

The difference is though that the iceberg can clearly be seen and a course steered to avoid it, so long as we have a captain not determined to break the record on his first voyage.

Whether the USA, and as a result the rest of the world, can avoid this is an open question. How we should prepare, both individually and as a country, one that needs to be actively considered. For me rejoining the EU as part of those preparations seems a no brainer.

Nope, rejoining the EU would hit us harder financially in a world collapse. Firstly because we would be a net contributor and secondly because our ability to respond would be fixed within their rules.

I agree though that everyone needs to prepare as best they can.

 


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