Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Brian Romanchuk — The U.S. Debt Limit (Preliminary Primer)

The debt limit in the United States is currently not an object of worry, but it represents one possible avenue to default. From the perspective of a non-American, it is rather difficult to understand how such a strange custom could arise. This article outlines very briefly the history of the debt limit, and then moves to discuss the risks associated with it. This issue underlines the argument that default risk in floating currency sovereigns is political risk, not financial....
Bond Economics
The U.S. Debt Limit (Preliminary Primer)
Brian Romanchuk

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