Kevin Kallaugher by Kevin Kallaugher

Kevin Kallaugher

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    That’s us after 4 more years.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    Hmm, looking at this cartoon it brings back a flood of memories.
    Tidal pools can be dangerous. When I was about 8, my younger brother and I almost drowned in the Indian ocean because of a rip tide, just off a beach protected by shark nets. I distinctly remember fearing more about being eaten by a shark as I was drowning. (there’s that shark lurking in KAL’s background!)
    Fortunately, my brother and I were plucked out of the sea by 2 life-guards.
    She’s not Baywatch but could Angela Merkel lead the saving of the Greeks? Hmm.

  3. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, almost 4 years ago

    Might not happen to the USA if you folks implement proper financial regulatory systems. LIke should have been done before silly Greece got hooked up with your financial products.
    While Wikipedia is not the final reference authority, it’s a good start, and it says this:
    “The complex structures were designed by prominent U.S. investment banks, who received substantial fees in return for their services.16

  4. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, almost 4 years ago

    That link 16 winds up at the New York Times:

  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    Wow, that far back already? Tch. But wasn’t it the Flemish or Dutch who created the 1st stock market? How fair is theirs now since the tulip crash of 1637?

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    Very weak argument. Since you only quote one line out of context, you ignore the deficit spending, over financing of government workers benefits, cradle to grave social services and a property bubble that popped. The Greeks did most of their “restructuring” in 1992. Many other European countries implemented credit default swaps, derivatives, and MBS. The article quotes heavily Paul Krugman and his commentary, a classic very liberal economist. It’s a much more complex situation than you allude to and so conveniently blame on US investment banks. Your own investment banks instituted their own failed financial instruments which heavily impacted France, Italy, Ireland and others.

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago

    Tickle me tulips?
    I want one for christmas.

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