Guest Post: The Interconnective Web of Global Debt

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/21/2012 11:00 -0500

Via John Aziz of Azizonomics blog,

Itís very big:





Andrew Haldane:


Interconnected networks exhibit a knife-edge, or tipping point, property. Within a certain range, connections serve as a shock-absorber. The system acts as a mutual insurance device with disturbances dispersed and dissipated. But beyond a certain range, the system can tip the wrong side of the knife-edge. Interconnections serve as shock-ampli ers, not dampeners, as losses cascade. The system acts not as a mutual insurance device but as a mutual incendiary device.

A mutual incendiary device sounds about right.

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