Visualizing An Austere Europe

With the euro collapsing, all of Europe is on the brink, and as a result, every European country has now instituted some form of austerity measures. Hereby, we summarize what these look like to date. Unfortunately, we are confident the current batch of austerity will be materially insufficient with many more rounds of cutbacks to come. Looking across the Atlantic, the US has yet to initiate any reductions in its gargantuan budget deficit or governmental spending. And as can be seen its metrics are just as bad if not worse than most of Europe. Use this chart to get a sense of what the initial round of US austerity, when it strikes, will look like.