Central banker who admitted gold market rigging muses about debt jubilee

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World Faces Wave of Epic Debt Defaults, Fears Central Bank Veteran

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

DAVOS, Switzerland -- The global financial system has become dangerously unstable and faces an avalanche of bankruptcies that will test social and political stability, a leading monetary theorist has warned.

"The situation is worse than it was in 2007. Our macroeconomic ammunition to fight downturns is essentially all used up," said William White, the Swiss-based chairman of the Organization of Economically Developed Countries' review committee and former chief economist of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

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GATA EDITOR'S NOTE: For White's candid 2005 admission of gold market rigging by central banks, see:

http://www.gata.org/node/4279

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"Debts have continued to build up over the last eight years and they have reached such levels in every part of the world that they have become a potent cause for mischief," he said. "It will become obvious in the next recession that many of these debts will never be serviced or repaid, and this will be uncomfortable for a lot of people who think they own assets that are worth something," he told The Telegraph on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

"The only question is whether we are able to look reality in the eye and face what is coming in an orderly fashion, or whether it will be disorderly. Debt jubilees have been going on for 5,000 years, as far back as the Sumerians." ...

... For the remainder of the report:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/davos/12108569/World-fa...



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