Sunday, July 19, 2015

Greece is not the only country where pensions are at the root of an economic disaster

In the ongoing debt crisis taking place between Greece, Germany, and the EU’s financial Troika, Greek pensions remain squarely in the crosshairs for austerity cuts to allow acceptance of a new round of bailouts, and a saving of Greece’s insolvent financial system.  But with the global economy in decline and even recession despite manipulated equity market highs, the Damocles Sword of underfunded pensions elsewhere threaten to keep central banks and central planners from doing what is necessary to rebuild sectors within the economy that have been stagnant since the 2008 credit crisis.
One country in particular, that of the United States, is a poster child for underfunded pensions that could matriculate a domino effect on the nation’s entire financial system should the Fed even attempt to stimulate growth through the raising of interest rates.


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