Last month Heritage fellow J.D. foster wrote:
The global recession has caused deficits to balloon almost everywhere, and governments worldwide are considering their own massive programs to stimulate their economies. So the United States will be offering this great wave of federal debt to the credit markets while most other countries will be doing the same. Because interest rates are set on global markets, this even larger global wave of government debt is likely to have much greater interest rate effects than would be the case if the United States were acting alone.
Last week the Guardian reported:
Fears are growing that Ireland could default on its national debt after the cost to insure against possible losses on loans to the country rose to record highs at the end of last week.
Credit ratings agency Moody’s recently followed rival Standard & Poor’s in warning it might downgrade Irish debt, amid fears that one of Europe’s former success stories is falling into a deepening recession.