The blogs I want to write relate to cynical UK (and French) foreign policy towards Libya; and the odds of 40-year old nuclear reactors a scant few months from decommissioning melting down. But these are topics likely to employ either intemperate language; or demand more time than is available.

So a quickie relating to this IMF release of today dealing with real estate booms:

...what matters may be not the boom in itself, but how it is funded. Policy should focus on booms that are financed through credit and when leveraged institutions are directly involved, as the following busts tend to be more costly...

and the toolkit proposed:

So simple. And yet the politics engendered by crisis regularly manage to make key participants take their eyes off the flow chart.

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