Bank insurance levy gaining support

The BBC is reporting a story titled “Bank insurance levy gaining support at Davos“, noting that politicians and bankers have supported the idea for an insurance fund that would bail out banks instead of taxpayers.

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Greece increases taxes, lowers spending

In its efforts to stave off further reductions in the ratings on its credibility as a debtor, and stabilize its finances going forward, the government of Greece has voted to reduce its spending, and increase taxes (specifically a 90% tax on bonuses for bankers).
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Greece vows to reduce deficit

According to the BBC, Greece has unveiled major spending cuts. In my commentary below, I hypothesize a way to calculate a “future going burden” for countries based on data in the BBC article (i.e. based on debt as a percentage of GDP and deficit as a percentage of GDP).
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