January 5, 2010

Readings: Foreign Investment

Investments in emerging markets have done better than investments in the U.S. in the 2000s. China and Japan have continued to buy U.S. debt, not because they are impressed with Silicon Valley's growth potential, but in order to cripple American manufacturing by keeping the dollar artificially high and the yuan and the yen artificially low. Their debt purchases are part of their strategic industrial policies on behalf of their own export-oriented manufacturers, not a vote of confidence in future American economic dynamism.

- Michael Lind in The Clintonites Were Wrong


the unbeatable kid said...

thanks mr anonymous. or possibly mr sarcastic. it's so hard to tell these days.

Kid Dammit said...

sounds pretty sincere to me ...
word up, totally half full.