Thursday, November 19, 2009

United Kingdom's fiscal troubles

The UK shares the same fiscal troubles as the United States: high deficits, huge debts, insolvency, high taxation, a low manufacturing base, high regulation, high unemployment, a deep recession, replacement of private sector debt with public debt, and bankrupt entitlement (social) programs.

Their government response has been equally similar: quantitative easing--or creation of money supply. And the results will be identical--a huge default--via inflation or outright default.

Here's an insightful Australian perspective on a British problem.

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