Category Archives: National Debt
The Federal Reserve has been under considerable pressure to provide details for just how it will control all the excess liquidity that it has created through quantitative easing. The Fed’s balance sheet, which can roughly be thought of as a … Continue reading
It took the federal government around 200 years to accumulate a trillion dollars in debt. Within the following decade it tripled that number, then doubled it again in just twelve years, and doubled it again in another 8 years. Overall … Continue reading
On November 30th, Lenore Hawkins joined Neil Cavuto to discuss the impending fiscal cliff and the increasing tensions between the White House and Congress.
We learned this week that Republicans pushed for Solyndra-like loans for their cronies as well. This should not surprise anyone. Politicians, whether from the left or the right, will always be under pressure to fund their crony’s ventures, putting their … Continue reading
On December 16th, Lenore joined Judge Napolitano in studio for most of the hour to discuss a wide range of topics including the nation’s debt problems and the U.S. military. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Watch the latest video … Continue reading
This week I had the distinct pleasure of enjoying a breakfast with Carmen Reinhart, followed by a discussion on the exceptionally high levels of sovereign and private debt in the U.S. and the Eurozone and the likely economic consequences. The … Continue reading
My friend Dan Mitchell posted this fantastic graphical description of the potential outcomes for the European sovereign debt crisis on his blog, International Liberty. It was just too good to not share! Dan believes that the middle column is the … Continue reading
To understand what is happening in Europe, one needs to first appreciate the context, the raison d’être for the Euro itself. One of the primary goals of the Euro was to prevent the kind of recurring conflicts that spawned two … Continue reading
Freedom Fighters Charles Payne, Ellis Henican and Lenore Hawkins discuss the debt ceiling debate outcome and the case of cancer patient Jan Cline who works to pay down her skyrocketing medical bills by holding weekend garage sales in her backyard. … Continue reading
On August 8th, Lenore Hawkins joins Judge Napolitano, Amilya Antonetti and Carl Jeffers to discuss how the debt ceiling deal will be implemented and why the European Central Bank is following in Ben Bernanke’s footsteps.