[Marxism] Islip News

Midhurst14 at aol.com Midhurst14 at aol.com
Tue Aug 14 08:46:37 MDT 2007

Demise of cheap credit has put an end to talk of new deals and promises  
tough times ahead for private equity groups' existing investments.......With  
equity markets sliding, buy-out funds are losing the implicit guarantee that  
companies bought today could be sold at a higher price in the  future-FT14/08/2007

David Walker, comptroller general of the US-in charge of the Government  
Accountability Office-has drawn parallels with the end of the Roman empire with  
"declining moral values and political civility at home, an over-confident and  
over-extended military in foreign lands and fiscal irresponsibilty by the  
central government... the fiscal imbalance meant the US was "on a path toward an  
explosion of debt. With the looming retirement of baby boomers, spiralling  
healthcare costs, plummeting savings rates and increasing reliance on foreign  
lenders, we face unprecedented fiscal risks" -FT14/08/2007

Cameron's front-bench MPs and peers hold more than 115 paid directorships  
and other outside jobs. The shadow cabinet has 32 remunerated outside roles.  
ranging from farming and property to consultancies, speeches, journalism and  
running a "green cemetry"-FT14/08/2007 
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