but sometimes you don’t realize that there may be a tsunami coming behind it
[…] Professor Nouriel Roubini of New York University, one of the first economists to warn of the dangers of the American house price boom, believes the number of people positively choosing to walk away is growing rapidly.
“This is becoming a tsunami of voluntary defaults,” Professor Roubini says.
“The losses for the financial system from people walking away could be of the order of one trillion dollars when the entire capital of the US banking system is only $1.3 trillion.
“You could have most of the US banking system wiped out, so this is a total disaster.”
time to start buying zippered mattresses folks!