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The ‘Overton window’ is a term from political science meaning the acceptable range of political thought in a culture at a given moment. It was the creation of Joseph Overton, a think-tank intellectual based in Michigan, who died in 2003 at 43 after a solo plane accident. His crucial insight, one which both emerged from and was central to the work of the think tank Right, was that the window of acceptability can be moved. An idea can start far outside the political mainstream – flat taxes, abolish the IRS, more guns in schools, building a beautiful wall and making Mexico pay – but once it has been stated and argued for, framed and restated, it becomes thinkable. It crosses over from the fringe of right-wing think-tankery to journalistic fellow-travellers; then it crosses over to the fringe of electoral politics; then it becomes a thing people start seriously advocating as a possible policy. The window has moved, and rough beasts come slouching through it to be born.
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In a global context, the question of how much debt is too much is actually, “How much debt will crash the debt markets”? As with most financial problems, the answer is complicated, and actually involves addressing related questions, too. In this regard, we know that more and more debt makes the next round of borrowing riskier -- so isn’t that supposed to increase the cost of debt, as reflected by a higher interest rate? In other words, if I borrow more and more, and keep rescheduling to pay back later and later, then shouldn’t this cost me more? But today, we have NIRP (negative interest rate policies) with trillions in global debt (mostly in the form of bonds) that promise to pay investors less than what they paid in. Isn’t this the opposite of what is supposed to happen?
Yes, it is! And that’s what’s scary about the current situation! Nobody had heard of negative yielding bonds (NYB) just a couple of years ago. Then in early 2015, global NYBs jumped to $3.6 trillion. A year later, they have doubled. And six months after that, the amount skyrocketed further, to over $10 trillion. By some estimates, two trillion dollars of that total was added in just the past two weeks!
Arshad Ahmad's answer: This is a big question … a very big question with different and yet similar answers if the debt is personal, corporate, institutional or governmental. So buckle up because there is a lot to consider in order to answer what seems like a simple question. Let’s start with a f...
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Some Europeans may hanker after a Silicon Valley of their own. But the better question is not why Europe cannot emulate America’s brand of innovation but why America’s brand of innovation does not seem to work for the economy any more.
“If you are an entrepreneur, the best thing you can do is move to the US.” This is not the boast of a proud American but the advice one successful German entrepreneur hands out to his compatriots. I heard this at a recent conference on how to revive
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Yanis Varoufakis: "And the Weak Suffer What They Must?" | Talks at Google
A titanic battle is being waged for Europe’s integrity and soul, with the forces of reason and humanism losing out to growing irrationality, authoritarianism, and malice, promoting inequality and austerity. The whole world has a stake in a victory for rationality, liberty, democracy, and humanism.
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The Great Carbonara Crisis—or Carbonaragate, as it’s come to be known ...
The French pseudo-carbonara that has provoked outrage in Italy is merely one episode in a larger pasta revolution sweeping Europe and America. Credit Photograph by Simon Reddy / Alamy
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Computers analyse existing works by Rembrandt — and then produce a new one
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There has been a huge amount of analysis about the reasons why British people voted to leave the EU. Some of it is very good: some of it less so, saying more about the biases of the writers than it does about the motivations ...
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Yanis Varoufakis considers himself a politician by necessity, not by choice. An economist and academic by training, he became Greece’s finance minister amidst the country's financial crisis, creating an image for himself both beloved and reviled. He discusses his complicated role in his new book, And the Weak Suffer What They Must?:
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UNHCR representatives and aid agencies are being refused access to refugees sent back to Turkey. There are reports that refugees threaten to commit suicide rather than be sent back. Desperate people, desperate times.

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In response to my post about the lessons of history, Claudia Dias sent me this clip from The Times, March 31st, 1939: Four months after Kristallnacht, and two weeks after Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia, the British g...
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Using wireless technology and travelling in convoys known as 'road trains', a new breed of 'driverless' lorry is moving on to the roads of Europe. Peter Campbell takes a ride to see how far the technology has come.
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The long read: In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?
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"Lucky entrepreneur in 1980s thanks to great team of talented young engineers and programmers. Permanently mystified why UK and US don't levy stamp duty on derivatives contracts bearing in mind their unsustainable fiscal deficits – too hard is not an acceptable answer. Webeditor (Joomla! admin) at Global Print Monitor and enthusiastic #browsings contributor at The Browser when too wet or cold to work in garden. Lives mostly in France"
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