[lbo-talk] S&P downgrades U.S. debt

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Sat Aug 6 10:09:33 PDT 2011

On Aug 6, 2011, at 10:49 AM, Max Sawicky wrote:

> It's worth noting unless somebody already said this that Japan was rated
> lower than the U.S. but could also sell debt at lower interest rates. So
> 'the market' doesn't really give a crap about these ratings. They have some
> impact on institutions with fixed rules about what they can own (e.g.,
> pension funds), and of course there is the political fall-out.

I think there are exceptions to the rules on ownership for sovereigns.


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