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Danielle DiMartino Booth

Are we permanently insulated as a society? Shortly after the worst of the initial Greek drama had played out, over a lunch with Richard Fisher, I asked him what he feared most for our economy, for our country. His answer startled me – that he sensed our own economic inequality had the power to open up similar divisions on America’s streets...

Danielle DiMartino Booth

We’ve become comfortably numb as a nation of debtors. Sadly, most of our leaders encourage our corporations’, government’s and households’ indebted internment. They’ve been told by those tasked with safeguarding our economy that debt is good. So they follow the Federal Reserve’s script to a tee...

Danielle DiMartino Booth

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been over a year since Germany’s top banking regulator warned that negative interest rates were a “seeping poison” infecting Germany’s financial system. Such was the pressure exerted on German life insurers, “a handful” had been put on death watch, as in they might be forced to wind down by 2018...

Danielle DiMartino Booth

Things sure are heating up out there and I do not refer to the Spring weather setting in, infusing our Vitamin D-deprived souls with a much-needed happy booster. It’s quite the opposite, I’m afraid to say. As temperatures are rising, it seems tensions are as well, especially inside that special place called the Beltway. You would never know it by peering down the Walls of the Street. All is well. Why, you may be asking, are markets so insolently insouciant? Let us count the reasons why...