Wednesday, October 1, 2014

1/10/2014: That Exports-Led Recovery... in Germany


And a Scary Chart of the Day prize goes to @IanTalley who produced this gem:

That's right, Germany is now officially producing more stuff that its people can't afford than China...

But its a good thing, for it means that people in countries like Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus etc who owe Germany money can buy more stuff from Germany they can't quite afford either, except for the credit supplied from Germany funded by the credit they take from Germany... Confused? Try confused.edu for some academic analysis... or just look at KfW bank latest foray into Ireland (apparently it took months of planning to get us to this absurdity http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/kfw-deal-to-fund-irish-firms-was-months-in-the-planning-29896868.html).
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