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The Weekend Quiz – May 1-2, 2021

Welcome to The Weekend Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention or not to the blog posts that I post. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no records are retained.

Before taking this week’s May Day quiz, please sing the – Internationale – and recite after me “Workers of the World Unite!”. Thank you. Now proceed.

1. When there is an external deficit, the private sector can reduce its overall indebtedness as long as the government supports saving by running a deficit.

2. When a sovereign government issues debt it has no impact on the overall holdings of assets held by the non-government sector.

3. When 10-year government bond yields rise you now that bond markets are demanding increased risk coverage for these assets.

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