A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 02, 2011
Debt Man Walking

"Debt man walking” (a pun on the title of the 1995 film Dead Man Walking) refers to someone in a lot of debt. The moniker was the title of a book, Debt Man Walking: a 10-step investment and gearing guide for Generation X (2008), by Bruce Brammall.

When “debt man walking” refers to the United States, this is usually represented by Uncle Sam. PIMCO managing director WIlliam H. “Bill” Gross called the United States a “debt man walking” in August 2011.


Wikipedia: Dead Man Walking (film)
Dead Man Walking is a 1995 American drama film directed by Tim Robbins, who adapted the screenplay from the book of the same name. It tells the story of Sister Helen Prejean (played by Susan Sarandon), who establishes a special relationship with Matthew Poncelet (played by Sean Penn), a prisoner on death row in Louisiana.

Absinthe & Champagne
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Debt Man Walking
Music: The Sky Drops, “Million”

I’m still dreadfully depressed today; I was down last night, telling Spousette before I went to sleep, “I’m afraid for our future.” And for once, it wasn’t just general angst, like world-oblivion or the like; rather, it was my ability to support our family on my income, and being able to finance Spousette’s education.

OCLC WorldCat record
Debt man walking : a 10-step investment and gearing guide for Generation X
Author: Bruce Brammall
Publisher: Milton, Qld. : John Wiley and Sons Australia, 2008.
Edition/Format:  Book : English
Summary: “This book is an introductory personal finance/investing title for professional Generation Xers, aged approximately 28-43. Generation X are on the cusp of becoming the generation leading the world as baby boomers retire. As a generation they are also entering their prime earning years.This book will show Gen Xers how to most effectively use and invest their money by focusing on the finance/investing strategies most appropriate to the general risk profile of this generation eg growth assets, gearing, margin lending. The book will encourage readers to define their risk profile and ramp it up a bit enabling them to create further wealth."--Provided by publisher

The New Republic
Debt Man Walking
Economists know the fatal flaw in our system--but they can’t agree how to fix it.

John B. Judis
December 3, 2008 | 12:00 am
r those Americans who are not daily readers of the Financial Times, the past few months have been a crash course in the abstract and obscure instruments and arrangements that have derailed the nation’s economy.

TMZ.com
11/15/2010 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
‘West Wing’ Star—Debt Man Walking
Timothy Busfield—former star of “The West Wing”—is in a $1.25 million hole with his bank, according to new legal docs ... and if dude doesn’t come up with the cash soon, he could lose his house.

InTheMoneyStocks
Debt Man Walking (NYSE:DIA) (NYSE:SPY) (NYSE:IWM) (NASDAQ:QQQ)
By Nicholas Santiago on July 29th, 2011 10:48am Eastern Time
If the United States government raises the debt ceiling it will face problems down the road. If it does not raise the debt ceiling it will have to face some problems right now. Is there really a point in having a debt ceiling at all? Almost every administration in the past has raised the debt ceiling before. The question should be asked, is the United States at its breaking point where the country cannot absorb any more debt? The truth is that none of us really know for sure what the breaking point will be for the United States when it comes to debt. At some point the country will break because it has too much debt, however, we do not know if that number is $14.5 trillion, $16.5 trillion, or $50 trillion.

Zero Hedge
Bill Gross’ Latest: Here Is How The “Debt Man Walking”, aka Uncle Sam, Plans To Steal From You
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/02/2011 09:03 -0400
In his latest letter, Kings of the Wild Frontier, crushes the optimism of all those, roughly 4 altogether in the entire world whose combined IQ barely breaks into triple digit territory, who believe that the debt ceiling “compromise” does anything at all for US spending patterns, weather it is for total marketable debt, or the $66 trillion in NPV of future liabilities. Gross, however, does show us the 5 ways (well, 4 plus default) that the “debt man walking”, aka Uncle Sam and his tens of trillions of future liabilities, plans to rob from you: dear taxpayer, in order to minimize the present value of these unmanageable future liabilities.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Tuesday, August 02, 2011 • Permalink