Warum gibt es etwas und nicht nichts? (Why is there something rather than nothing?) - Leibniz

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The credit crunch revisited

The elegant presentation above is via Wolfie, slightly over a year ago. It needs updating: interest rates now down to zero in the USA, the banks bailed out by vast amounts of taxpayer cash, and houses still dropping in value. It seems to me like trying to inflate a ripped hot air balloon, or maybe this old cartoon from Punch magazine (click to enlarge):

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