Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Treasury’

How Costly Would a U.S. Default Be?


Monday June 27th, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 10:05am PDT   •   1 Comment

Discussions of a Treasury default all share one common featureóno one is certain as to what a default would actually entail. A recent article in The Economist highlights a study by Terry Zivney (Ball State University) and Richard Marcus (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) that looked at the last instance of U.S. default in 1979. The…
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U.S. Government Spends More Than Eight Times Monthly Revenues


Monday April 4th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 10:53pm PDT   •   5 Comments

In “March Madness: U.S. Gov’t Spent More Than Eight Times Its Monthly Revenue,” Terence P. Jeffrey reports at CNSNews.com that the U.S. Department of Treasury has just announced that federal spending for the month of March was more than eight times revenues received. The U.S. Treasury has released a final statement for the month…
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To Whom Does the U.S. Government Really Owe Money?


Friday March 11th, 2011   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 11:39am PST   •   42 Comments

Back in January, we featured a post where we looked at who are the largest holders of the U.S. national debt. Since that time, the U.S. Treasury has revised their data, specifically to identify who the real foreign owners of the U.S. national debt are. Here are how things really stood at the end…
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The Great Divergence: Private Investment and Government Power


Monday September 20th, 2010   •   Posted by Robert Higgs at 6:49am PDT   •   0 Comments

Private saving and investment are the heart and soul of the dynamic market process. Together they provide and allocate the resources used to augment the economyís productive capacity, generate sustained long-run economic growth, and thereby make possible a rising level of living. Economic crises interrupt this process by discouraging investors and causing them to…
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