Peak Debt is in essence the point at which a sovereign nation reaches its maximum indebtedness and cannot afford to service the debt anymore, thus prompting a reduction in the debt (principal).
So, Europe proved yesterday with the uplift of the EFSF (European Financial Stability Fund) from its current base of €440bn to €1tr (boosting it by 127%), that it certainly has nowhere nearly reached European Peak Debt.
Well, as long as the Capital Markets buy this solution, can make a profit and move on to the next wave of Debt delusion, who are we mere citizens and commentators to criticise the massive instability Big Government and a BIGGER EU causes?
We argued back in 2009 that you cannot solve a “debt crisis with more debt” and this sentiment still rings true today. So when will they ever learn?
Yours forever indebted,
Today (26 October 2011) is an important watershed date (or not) for Europe.
Will our leaders and the politicians be able to agree an all encompassing Framework to rescue the Euro, or will we need to think about a more modular approach for the future?
We believe that it might be in the Euro’s short-term best interest to look for a more flexible, yet fragmented modular approach. However, the capital markets might not appreciate the continuous uncertainty and political wrangling whilst we keep on looking for a ‘best fit’ modular solution and what that might entail…
This discussion is a little bit of background behind the concept of ‘The Boardroom Incubator’.
We currently work mostly around Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. The university and some of the colleges in Cambridge have start-up incubation hubs in and around the city. These incubation hubs are spin-offs from ideas and innovation created in the laboratories of the university. Some work and some don’t.
The idea behind ‘The Boardroom Incubator’ came to me after attending an Inspired Group presentation on 14 July 2011. During the session the presenter, Mark Doyle, mentioned some training and development they were doing for women to encourage listed organisations in the UK to redress the imbalance of woman representation on FTSE250 Board of Directors. They were addressing some of the issues, but it struck me that more could be done. This is the basic idea and spark that led me to create group.
Let’s do it now, for ourselves, before the government interferes and legislates quotas and targets into the corporate governance frameworks of UK plc.
Link to the LinkedIn ‘The Boardroom Incubator‘