Friday, December 05, 2008

Iceland's Woes

I know close to nothing about economics, but this piece about Iceland's current troubles -- which dwarf even ours -- is fascinating:
Above all, the nation's future is heavily mortgaged. Claims from Britain alone amount to half of what's left of its GDP. "It's like a neutron bomb that has wiped out all monetary assets but left the people intact," says Ólafur Isleifsson, a former IMF official who teaches at Reykjavík University's business school.
(Via The Browser)


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