Thursday, November 11, 2010
Phil Flynn: G-20 And The Price Of A Barrel
Of course the Chinese policy of restraining their currency may help them in the short run but it could also be the seeds of their economic problems in the fore. The Chinese may feel that they have to cheat the world to be successful by controlling their currency, but the truth is if they want to maintain their meteoric economic growth over the long run, they would be better served by allowing the market not the government to moderate their economy.
The truth is that the Chinese current manipulation is creating a bubble in their own economy that will burst at some point in the future. And eventually cause major pain for them in the future. Right now of course that may be hard to imagine as everyone on the globe seems to be so bullish on China that they cannot see the major flaw in this story that is staring us right in the face.
The risk of their bubble bursting is increasing everyday yet they refuse to allow their currency to float. You seein a way the Chinese currency manipulation was just as much a factor in the global economic meltdown as was the Fed and the US government’s ill fated Fannie and Freddie excesses......Read the entire article.