US society can't handle "creative destruction", or take their own medicine

Discussion in 'Economics' started by Cutten, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Interesting Bloomberg article:

    "The U.S. is unwilling to endure ``creative destruction'' that would rectify the market excesses caused by its debt-fueled boom, Eveillard said. Asian economies were forced by the U.S. and the International Monetary Fund to take their ``medicine'' after their market crises in the late 1990s, he said. The Japanese endured a decade of economic stagnation after the country's 1980s asset bubble burst, he said.

    ``The Asian solution would mean you correct the excesses and it's very painful for a year or two or three, or the Japanese solution is stagnation '' Eveillard said. ``They don't want the South Korean solution or the Japanese solution, so they come up with their own reflation.''

    Note that after the 18 month recession is Asia 10 years ago, the region recovered pretty quickly and has done fine since then. Whereas Japan had a less severe recession in the early 90s, but then had an entire decade of lost growth and stagnation - in Japan they call it the lost generation.

    The US government for some reason does not want 18 months of severe recession, and 8 1/2 more years of high growth. Rather they want a decade of depression or stagflation. Idiots.
  2. I read it. If they were tryin gto say Americans cannot live within their means, I have news for them. I already do.
  3. but you're German....:D
  4. US needs to get to the bottom of CDS "challenge" before it can skid along the bottom, before it can lift itself in it's new shape and form.

    I rather feel that this is the reality and any bowing to fear will only extend the downturn.

    Be brave

  5. Too ironic how Congress villifies Wall Street while it was CONGRESS that sat back and knew full well that Fannie and Freddie was giving out loans ( and the home ownership "mandate" ) to people that had no financial means whatsoever of assuming a mortgage.
  6. zdreg


    e.g. american racial politics.
  7. Good post.

    When all that capital is shielded from mobility by Government protection, Smart Money can't take and reseed new, better industries....

    Get ready for japan.
  8. The proven to work Asian and Scandinavioan models are not good for Wall Street which is why Paulson is devising a totally untested, unproven "solution" that is.