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Luke4LSU
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I understand what caused the Housing Bubble burst in 2008, but...


What is/was the root cause of this Euro-crisis that's been going on recently that appears to be what is dragging the world markets & economies down the tubes further?






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Squishy
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re: I understand what caused the Housing Bubble burst in 2008, but...


From what I've heard, greece is letting its people decide if they want to accept the bailout, but they are waiting till january to actually put the vote out





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ANAKINSKY
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re: I understand what caused the Housing Bubble burst in 2008, but...


socialism





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Doctor Radical
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re: I understand what caused the Housing Bubble burst in 2008, but...


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What is/was the root cause of this Euro-crisis that's been going on recently that appears to be what is dragging the world markets & economies down the tubes further?



LINK


Best explanation I can find.


LINK

Also this one (new one).



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Luke4LSU
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that was pretty good.

So...what did Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Ireland need all that money they borrowed for in the first place?

To support entitlement programs in their socialist governments?



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Doctor Radical
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So...what did Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Ireland need all that money they borrowed for in the first place?


Would vary by country.

Some had structural deficits, some bailed out banks or corporations, etc...

The MB may be able to give more country specific answers.






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TigerintheNO
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So...what did Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Ireland need all that money they borrowed for in the first place?



All for different reasons

Ireland- banks crashed & they nationalized them

Italy- grew old, (2/3 of all Italians over the age of 65 are still alive)

Greece- they government was running up massive debt, and basically lying about it



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Jim Rockford
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re: I understand what caused the Housing Bubble burst in 2008, but...


In Ireland's case, it was a bailout for banks that had inflated a real estate bubble.





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los angeles tiger
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Same as here but they are in deeper.
Socialist policies with all their supposed good intentions is the pavement to a nations road to hell.






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BrerTiger
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re: I understand what caused the Housing Bubble burst in 2008, but...


From the BBC re: Greece:

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Why is Greece in so much trouble?

Greece has been living beyond its means in recent years, and its rising level of debt has placed a huge strain on the country's economy.

The Greek government borrowed heavily and went on something of a spending spree during the past decade.

Public spending soared and public sector wages practically doubled during that time.

However, as the money flowed out of the government's coffers, tax income was hit because of widespread tax evasion.

When the global financial downturn hit, Greece was ill-prepared to cope.


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SlowFlowPro
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So...what did Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Ireland need all that money they borrowed for in the first place?

i suggest reading michael lewis's articles on greece, iceland, ireland, and germany

a brief summary of what i read

ireland had its own real estate bubble and the government guaranteed the debt. now they can't afford to do so

greece had way too much government spending and cooked the books for the EU. they sold government bonds and germany bought them

iceland basically was insane

germany bought a bunch of this bad debt (US, greek, etc) so they own the countries, but the problem is they have to carefully structure how the countries can repay the debt, or germany loses all that investment






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SlowFlowPro
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2/3 of all Italians are still alive

pretty sure 3/3 of all Italians are still alive






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RCDfan1950
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Luke4LSU
I understand what caused the Housing Bubble burst in 2008, but...
What is/was the root cause of this Euro-crisis that's been going on recently that appears to be what is dragging the world markets & economies down the tubes further?





Classic case of SOCIALISM, buddy.







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MStant1
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i suggest reading michael lewis's articles on greece, iceland, ireland, and germany



His new book Boomerang is on the same topic.






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fr33manator
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Italy- grew old, (2/3 of all Italians are still alive)

So 1/3 are zombie guidos?






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BrerTiger
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So 1/3 are zombie guidos?


Nah. 1/3 are cousins of the cast of Jersey Shore or The Sopranos.







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SlowFlowPro
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His new book Boomerang is on the same topic.

his new book is just a collection of the articles






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TigerintheNO
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pretty sure 3/3 of all Italians are still alive


typing too fast and dinner was ready

When I was in Rome, I read that over 2/3 of all Italians that reached the age of 65 are still alive. Compound that with the 2nd lowest birth rate in the Western World and you have a problem.



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typing too fast and dinner was ready

When I was in Rome, I read that over 2/3 of all Italians that reached the age of 65 are still alive. Compound that with the 2nd lowest in the Western World and you have a problem.


2/3 that reached 65 ever??

and 2nd lowest what? I.Q. ?

you are Italian right?



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