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A critique of Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff's paper examining debt's effect on growth dominated the economic news over the last week. Reinhart and Rogoff's 2010 offering, Growth in a Time of Debt, compiled lots of data on debt-to-GDP ratios from nations around the globe and found that higher debt ratios, especially those at 90% or above, tended to be associated with slower growth.
What do you get when you ask 469 experts from industry, government, academia, and civil society to think up their worst dystopian nightmares? You get the World Economic Forum's list of the top fifty global risks. These seeds of disaster lie in wait just under the surface, nurtured by a lack of safeguards in our increasingly interconnected world. Excited yet? You should be, because these are the risks that may temper tomorrow's rewards.