Sunday, November 9, 2008
Credit crunch? Meet the Nation Crunch.
If the Reserves are no longer growing but diminishing, this might indicate that the exporting countries are no longer buying and accumulating more US, British and European debt. If they are not accumulating more foreign currency bonds and debt, then the fiscal deficits of the US, the Brits and the European Union countries are no longer being funded – especially important to the US, which is running an immense fiscal deficit, what with the US Treasury going into debt like a drunken sailor on account of the need to bail-out all and sundry debtors. What do they do when this occurs? The only thing they can, buy their own treasury bonds, monetize the debt, causing huge inflation in an economic death throw.