[OPE] credit swap default market in relation to world GDP

From: GERALD LEVY <gerald_a_levy@msn.com>
Date: Fri Oct 24 2008 - 22:46:26 EDT

Tonight I was part of a 'conversation' with OPE-Ler Tony Tinker, sponsored
by the Situations Collective [Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination: http://ojs.gc.cuny.edu//index.php/situations ].
Tony cited a couple of statistics that I think are worth passing on.
"World GDP: $54,311,608 Million (World Bank),
Credit Swap Default market $60,000,000 Million
= 111%"
The estimate for the Credit Swap Default Market, cited elsewhere
in the handout, was 50-67 Trillion.
-> I would like to hear what you think the *implications* are of this. <-
Tony said that it meant that increasingly there are entities that are
"really too big [for nations, JL] to save". If that is the case, what
*are* the implications for world capitalism???
Anyone want to take a bite?
In solidarity, Jerry

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