The globalized economy is a colossal Ponzi Scheme in which the vast majority survive on the bread crumbs falling off the table. The possibility of 7 billion people achieving a consumption-oriented lifestyle is zero, so the World Bank conveniently set the poverty line at $1.25/day to legalize global slavery. As long as someone else's children are doing the suffering, it's "all good". Post-2008, this illusion was extended merely by plundering all future generations.
Friday, February 5, 2016
There's No Free Lunch. Globalization Is Self-Destructing
Globalization is collapsing with enormous assistance from Wall Street speculators. All while dedicated Kardashian watchers pretend it's not happening. The imbalance of trade is coming home to bankrupt Supply Side uber-dunces. Today's Madoff generation have no clue what to do about it, other than to monetize its demise...they clearly haven't thought through what happens when they're right...
The sharks are circling, Chinese Yuan devaluation is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy...
"Société Générale, using the International Monetary Fund’s rule of thumb on reserve adequacy, estimates that China’s foreign-currency reserves are at 118% of the recommended level...China’s reserves totaled $3.33 trillion in December... Edwards estimated that China’s foreign-exchange reserves fell by about $120 billion in January...When foreign exchange reserves reach $2.8 trillion—which should only take a few more months at this rate—foreign exchange reserves will fall below the IMF’s recommended lower bound,”
“China’s reserves have already fallen by $663 billion from mid-2014, and a further decline of this scale would start to severely impair the Chinese authorities’ ability to control the currency and mitigate future balance of payments...Against this backdrop, Société Générale is projecting the yuan USDCNY, +0.0594% to sink to 7.5 against the U.S. dollar this year"
"What is particularly noteworthy about Edwards’ scenario on China is its similarity to how Korea’s currency crisis unfolded in 1997."
"Barclays, meanwhile, projected China’s reserves to have dropped by as much as $140 billion last month to $3.19 trillion"
This is what a drop to 7.5 CNY/USD would look like (i.e. the inverse):