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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The $700 billion is to appease foreign investors?

I said in August that I thought powerful foreign creditors would refuse to be cheated, and now Karl Denninger tells us that the $700 billion bailout is to compensate these parties.

And that probably doesn't mean us Brits, either.

4 comments:

Nick Drew said...

well well well !

now there's a thing !

Sackerson said...

Sarky!

Patrick Vessey said...

I was a bit surprised to see Karl jumping all over this now as, like you, I noticed it back in the original plan/clarification.

Maybe just a good card to play to drum up support for a 'no' later?

Sackerson said...

Hi, Patrick. Afraid I didn't do the due diligence on the proposals, it just seemed obvious to me that powerful foreign creditors won't let themselves be stuffed. The US has put itself in a dangerously vulnerable position with its massive overextension of debt; the financial counterpart of Napoleon's march on Moscow. Just have to hope not to lose too much on the "retreat" - at least the Chinese (et al.) do have a stake in the status quo - for now. In a decade's time, with more developed markets in the Far East, it might be a horribly different story, so maybe it's good news that the crisis has come at this stage.