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The End of Western-style Capitalism..??
Nouriel Roubini writing recently in Forbes magazine argues that the the current global financial crisis lays bare the failure and weaknesses of western-style capitalism, or the ‘Laissez-Faire’ paradigm. Traditionally, only emerging markets suffered severe economic shocks from such crises — and still suffer — from such problems. However, as current conditions are indicating, such sovereign risks as measured by the sovereign spread, is also starkly rising in many Western economies whose banks may be larger than the ability of the sovereign to rescue them: Iceland, Greece, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and, some suggest, even the U.S. and U.K. It is an interesting read.



Elison Elliott

Elison Elliott , a native of Belize, is a professional investment advisor for the Global Wealth and Invesment Management division of a major worldwide financial services firm. His experience in the global financial markets span over 18 years in both the public and private sectors. Elison is a graduate, cum laude, of the City College of New York (CUNY), and completed his Masters-level course requirements in the International Finance & Banking (IFB) program at Columbia University (SIPA). Elison lives in the northern suburbs of New York City. He is an avid student of sovereign risk, global economics and market trends, and enjoys writing, aviation, outdoor adventure, International travel, cultural exploration and world affairs.

Areas of Focus:
Market Trends; International Finance; Global Trade; Economics