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Lessons learnt from the GFC and how to heed them

The Global Financial Crisis highlighted the shortcomings of the financial sector and its exposure to risk. Fuelled by the failures of financial regulators, governments and central banks, many lessons can be learnt from the GFC.

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2017 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

Secular stagnation: looking to a gloomy future

It is not an overstatement to describe economic growth in much of the developed world—especially in the US and Europe—as lacklustre. Since the Global Financial Crisis of 2007–8, growth rates have consistently remained below trend. Notably, this dilemma has persisted for the last 7 years, so it’s about time we better understand why growth hasn’t returned to its pre-crisis trajectory.

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U.S. debt ceiling under scrutiny

“I have a more fundamental question. Why do we have a debt limit in the first place?”

More than two years have elapsed since former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, expressed this sentiment – and it is still a question that begs answering.

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Happy Valentines Day, from Helicopter Ben!

You can do your part for the local economy by partaking in today’s Valentine’s Day!
To help you in your endeavours, here are some romantic lines which you may use on that special someone. These come courtesy of the ever-generous, Helicopter Ben.

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