In 1979, the U.S. defaulted. Not unprecedented

Discussion in 'Economics' started by bond_trad3r, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. A potential default on U.S. treasury bonds isn't as unprecedented as politicians would have you think. In 1979, the U.S. failed to make timely payments to its bondholders — and the results weren't pretty. Robert Siegel speaks with Ball State University finance professor Terry Zivney, who co-authored a journal article called "The Day the United States Defaulted on Treasury Bills," about the results of that last default.