Building Bridges vs. Buying Bombs

The Russky Bridge, Vladivostock. Built in 2012. Longest cable-suspension bridge in the world, just one of the infrastructure projects initiated by the Russian government in recent years.

China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” is famous as an extension of their domestic infrastructure investments, but Russia is also investing heavily in infrastructure. Both countries need to do it in order to improve the future for their respective populations, and both Governments have avoided the Western development model of going heavily into debt in order to pay for creating and maintaining infrastructure. Both are, in fact, exceptionally low-debt Governments.

According to the “Global Debt Clock” at Economist, China has a public debt/GDP of 17.7%, and Russia’s is 8.0%. For comparison, America’s is 93.6%. (Others are: Germany 85.8%, Spain 91.2%, Italy 122.6%, Greece 147.1%, India 54.2%, Pakistan 47.0%, and Brazil 55.0%.)

The United States isn’t going into public debt in order to finance building or maintenance of infrastructure, but instead to finance expansions of its military, which is already (and by far) the world’s largest (in terms of its costs, but not of its numbers of troops).

While the U.S. Government now spends around half of the world’s military expenditures and plans to conquer Russia, China, and all countries (such as Iran and Syria) that cooperate with those ‘enemies’ (and please click onto a link wherever you question the truthfulness of an allegation made here), Russia and China plan to improve their infrastructures, in order to boost their national economies and to minimize the impacts that (the mainly US-caused) global warming will have. These infrastructure projects are optimistic and long-term expenditures, which are being planned and built only because the countries that the U.S. aristocracy are targeting to conquer, expect the U.S. aristocracy to fail to achieve its clear #1 goal, of controlling the entire world and conquering them — of America’s rulers finally achieving the global fascist empire that, in World War II, Hitler and the other Axis powers had been hoping to become.

By contrast, US infrastructure is rotting; and, while every recent US President has promised to reverse that decline, none has done anything significant to repair this nation’s rotting infrastructure — it has always been just talk and empty promises. A nation that spends over a trillion dollars a year on ‘national defense’ can’t have much left over to spend on things that ‘can wait’ — such as repairing its bridges, roads, etc. — and so those repairs do wait, while even more money, than before, becomes devoted to purchases of new weaponry, such as the F-35 program.

Meanwhile, Russia and China prepare for their future, and hope it won’t be war.

On November 1st, RT bannered “Russia, India & Iran want to create alternative trade route to Suez Canal – report” and described “The 7,200-kilometers long corridor [that] will combine sea and rail routes”:

The route will make it possible to deliver cargoes from India to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. Then, the goods will be transported by land to Bandar Anzali, Iran’s port on the Caspian Sea. After that, goods will be shipped to the Russian southern port of Astrakhan, from where they will move to Europe by rail. The new transport artery will potentially reduce the time and costs of shipping by up to 40 percent.

A linked news-report there headlined “Top of the world: Russia to build world’s northernmost railway in Arctic”, and another headlined “Japan turns to Trans-Siberian Railway to test potential connection with Russia, China & S. Korea”.

If the US Government’s plans to destroy Russia succeed, then any of these new or extended infrastructures will either be destroyed or else be taken over by the U.S. and its allies. (If taken over, then presumably Japan’s aristocracy will be part of the new regime there that does so.)

Consequently, building and extending these new infrastructures is Russia’s bet — and a concrete testimonial to the bet — that outright war by the destroyers can be avoided. The nations that America and its allies want to conquer are looking to the future, not to conquest or any type of war (though they must also be prepared for war, if the U.S. does invade).

Last week, the US and its NATO allies held the largest war-games in history, and these preparations to invade Russia are occurring all along and near Russia’s borders, in the countries that formerly were the Soviet Union’s Warsaw Pact military alliance. Though the U.S. and its allies say that Russia and China are threatening to them, these massings of soldiers and of tanks and planes on Russia’s borders are aggressions, not defensive at all as claimed.

How would we Americans feel if Russia were doing this along America’s borders? Would we feel that Russia is defending itself, then? Russians have sound reason to be terrified by the U.S. and its allies. Americans were terrified by the Soviets when the issue was Soviet missiles located in Cuba only a hundred miles from the U.S.

This country then threatened: if you do that, then we’ll launch war against you. Russia isn’t responding similarly, even though America’s threat to them is much bigger than that threat to the U.S. was in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

All that today’s US Government wants is to conquer the world, which now especially means Russia, China, and countries that do business with those ‘enemies’. Iran is also a major target of the U.S., because the U.S. aristocracy’s main allies are the Sauds and Israel, both of which hate and crave to destroy Iran.

Though those three targeted countries want to avoid being conquered by the U.S. Government, most of their expenditures are for their own domestic economies, instead of for defending against the U.S. and its allies.

However, the U.S. and its allies are clearly and consistently the aggressor since 1991, and expanded their NATO alliance up to Russia’s borders; Russia didn’t expand its Warsaw Pact alliance up to America’s borders, but ended the Warsaw Pact in 1991. None of Russia’s expenditures are for conquering foreign countries, such as the U.S. alliance now is trying to do in countries such as Syria and Yemen, and perhaps soon in Iran, too; so, the U.S. Government has no excuse whatsoever in this matter, but pure guilt in it, pure aggression.

There really is a difference between “The West” and “The East” in our era, but it’s more like the difference between The Axis powers in WW II versus The Allies, than it is between democracy versus dictatorship; and, in fact, the U.S. Government is the world’s only Government that has been scientifically analyzed to determine whether it is a democracy or instead a dictatorship, and it has consistently been found, in these rigorous studies, to be a dictatorship, against the public, by its billionaires, the aristocrats, and not a democracy, at all.

Furthermore, the preponderance of the major outcome-indicators of the extent to which a given nation is a dictatorship or even a police-state, or is instead a democracy that’s ruled by its public, are showing that the U.S. is a dictatorship or even a police-state, and that the nations it calls its ‘enemies’ are more toward the democratic side — serving their respective public, instead of any such narrow and exclusive elite as the owners of “the military-industrial complex.”

US-allied propaganda to the contrary alleging that the US and its allies are the ones which are ‘democracies’, like this piece from the US stooge-nations that constitute the EU, are always based on ranking — without clearly explaining how — the mere formalities of ‘democracy’, no authentic measures of democracy itself, but only the associated formalities, which often are mere fronts, behind which the given nation’s aristocracy control that given country.

The US has emerged into the very model of the modern dictatorship, relying maximally upon a coordination between deceit and military power. This is the reason why it now spends half of the world’s military costs — to serve its aristocracy, who have perfected Joseph Goebbels’s system of calling good bad, and bad good, and of otherwise imposing what the novelist George Orwell subsequently called “Newspeak” in its ‘news’-reporting and commentaries, to serve the controlling aristocracy, “Big Brother.” It’s here, and now. On November 1st, Jonathan Cook at Global Research headlined “Bolsonaro: A Monster Engineered by Our Media” and he explained how even the “liberal” aristocrats in the U.S. and its allied countries have brought back racist fascism, the ideology known as nazism, as a globally spreading plague now.

Here is how America’s master of Newspeak, Barack Obama, represented, to West Point Military Academy’s graduating cadets on 28 May 2014, the new, American, version, of Adolf Hitler’s beloved “Deutschland, Deutschland über alles, über alles in der Welt”:

The United States is and remains the one indispensable nation.

[Every other nation is therefore ‘dispensable’; we therefore now have “Amerika, Amerika über alles, über alles in der Welt”.]

That has been true for the century passed and it will be true for the century to come…America must always lead on the world stage. If we don’t, no one else will…Russia’s aggression toward former Soviet states unnerves capitals in Europe, while China’s economic rise and military reach worries its neighbors. From Brazil to India, rising middle classes compete with us.

[He was here telling these future U.S. military leaders that they are to fight for the U.S. aristocracy, to help them defeat any nation that resists.]

…In Ukraine, Russia’s recent actions recall the days when Soviet tanks rolled into Eastern Europe. But this isn’t the Cold War. Our ability to shape world opinion helped isolate Russia right away. Because of American leadership, the world immediately condemned Russian actions; Europe and the G7 joined us to impose sanctions; NATO reinforced our commitment to Eastern European allies; the IMF is helping to stabilize Ukraine’s economy; OSCE monitors brought the eyes of the world to unstable parts of Ukraine.

Actually, his — Obama’s — regime, had conquered Ukraine in February 2014 by a very bloody coup, and installed a racist-fascist anti-Russian Government there next door to Russia, a stooge-regime to this day, which instituted a racial-cleansing campaign to eliminate enough pro-Russia voters so as to be able to hold onto power there.

It has destroyed Ukraine and so alienated the regions of Ukraine that had voted more than 75% for the democratically elected Ukrainian President whom Obama overthrew, so that those pro-Russia regions quit Ukraine. What remains of Ukraine after the U.S. conquest is a nazi mess and a destroyed nation in hock to Western taxpayers and banks.

Furthermore, Obama insisted upon (to use Bush’s term about Saddam Hussein) “regime-change” in Syria. Twice in one day the Secretary General of the UN asserted that only the Syrian people have any right to do that, no outside nation has any right to impose it.

Obama ignored him and kept on trying. Obama actually protected Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate against bombing by Syria’s Government and by Syria’s ally Russia, while the US bombed Syria’s army, which was trying to prevent those jihadists from overthrowing the Government. Obama bombed Libya in order to “regime-change” Muammar Gaddafi, and he bombed Syria in order to “regime-change” Bashar al-Assad; and, so, while the “U.S. Drops Bombs; EU Gets Refugees & Blame. This Is Insane.”

Obama’s successor Trump continues Obama’s policies, regarding not only Ukraine, but regarding also Yemen and Syria, and much else, except that Trump goes even more nazi than Obama did. The change from Obama to Trump was from soft nazi to hard nazi. That’s all. Trump is the U.S. regime’s going wild.

Every day, the US regime murders lots of people in foreign lands. Today, as this is being written, on November 3rd, Syria News, which I’ve found to be far more reliably truthful about the situation in Syria than is for example the New York Times, headlined “US-Led Coalition Murders 15 Civilians in a New Bombing in Hajin”, and reported that, “Under the guise of fighting ISIS, the US and its cronies, are trying to establish a de facto barrier on the Syrian-Iraqi border which is run by ISIS and SDF, who both receive support from the US and both have occasional clashes [against each other] in between.” Aggression (and lying about it) is normal for the U.S. Government.

On January 19th, US ‘Defense’ Secretary James Mattis said that “great power competition, not terrorism, is now the primary focus of U.S. national security,” and this means war by the U.S. against both Russia and China, and perhaps also Iran; but if the people of Europe don’t rise up against that plan, then not only will they have even more refugees from America’s “regime-change” bombs, but they will soon have Russia’s bombs retaliating against Europe itself for being a part of America’s aggression, via the NATO military alliance, an alliance that should have ended when the Warsaw Pact military alliance did, back in 1991. Either End NATO Now, or else join the carnage that America’s aristocracy are clearly determined to impose upon the world in order to conquer it. The choice is that simple.

The only ways that the global public can effectively fight back against the U.S.-and-allied aristocracies’ plan to enslave the entire world to their coercive and sanctions-laden ‘free market’ are:

  1. to boycott America’s brands and, as much as possible, conduct all international transactions in any other type of currency than the U.S. dollar; and,
  2. to vote against any politician who has endorsed America’s invasions, such as of Iraq 2003, Libya 2011, Syria 2012-, Yemen 2015-, and U.S. coups, including its coup that conquered Ukraine in 2014 and installed a nazi Government there. And,
  3. to organize marches, if possible, against any U.S. military base occupying their nation. The occupying power needs to be expelled in order for the given nation’s public to control their own country.

Otherwise, the U.S. aristocracy can simply continue with its pillage of our planet. The global public needs to do its part, not to leave it to the targeted countries alone to try to put down this global resurgence of fascism, by America’s oligarchs. This also means abandoning the two aristocracies that work the most closely with America’s: Israel’s and Saudi Arabia’s (both of which target Iran and its allies, even more than they target Russia and its allies). The listed three steps are the only path toward a survivable planet: isolating and publicly shaming the nazis.

Also the Newspeak needs to end, right now, because without honesty, no type of progress is even possible.

All of these measures are not only morally right; they are necessary, because the present path leads to not only profound injustices, but a hellish global future.

Unfortunately, the U.N. cannot do any of these essential things. But only the global public can — and will, if there is to be continued life of this planet, and lives here that are worth living.

PS: For anyone who might consider odd that an American (the present writer) views Russia as a core ally of the American people, and views recent American Presidents (starting with George Herbert Walker Bush on 24 February 1990) as traitors to America — as being enemies of the American people and of the entire world — please consider the following historical facts:

According to Jan Ludvík’s “The Poverty of Statistics: Military Power, Defence Expenditure and Strategic Balance”, in the January 2014 Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (p. 157), the relative expenditures in order to win World War I were Russia 24%, UK 22%, U.S. 21%, France 20%, and Italy 13%. Russia spent the most of all the allies. In WW II, the relative expenditures in order to win were Russia 58%, UK 20%, U.S. 12%, France 10%. Yet again — and this time overwhelmingly — Russia spent the most of all the allies, 58% of the total allied cost. The only country that spent more on that war was Germany, which of course was on the losing (“Axis”) side, and which spent 37% more to lose that war than Russia spent to win it. During WW II, Germany spent 75% of its side’s entire costs; Japan spent 17%, and Italy spent 8%. So: WW I was mainly between Russia and Germany, and so was WW II. And that’s clear also from another calculation:

The same source (p. 159) indicates that Russia’s troops were 46% of those fighting on the winning side of WW I (and #2 on that was France with 20%), and were 55% of the troops fighting on the winning side of WW II. (France was #2 again in WW II, also 20%.)

Furthermore, in WWI, Russia’s troops were 38% more (in numbers) than both Germany’s and Austria’s put together; and, in WWII, Russia’s troops were 4% less than Germany’s, Japan’s and Italy’s combined, but were twice as many as Germany’s number.

So: by far the biggest contributions to the winning not only of WWII, but also of WWI, were made by one and the same country, both times: Russia. America’s contribution was much smaller, on both occasions. And, now, America’s leaders and their foreign allies have become nazis, heirs of Hitler’s tradition, who call Russia an “enemy,” for refusing to do what these nazis demand.

Of course, there were also other nations on each side of each of those wars (for example, Wikipedia lists over a dozen “Allies of World War I”), but Ludvik calculated the numbers only for these, the main ones, on both sides.

So: everyone who can should now become active on this!

Originally posted at strategic-culture.org
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John G
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John G

Government debt isn’t teally debt. They issue bonds in the amount of the deficit which are the private sectors net savings.

The Chinese understand it perfectly The Russians do not

Schlüter
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And the the US Power Elite is going mad!
„Geo-Politics: The Core of Crisis and Chaos and the Nightmares of the US Power Elite“ https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/geo-politics-the-core-of-crisis-and-chaos-the-nightmares-of-the-us-power-elite/
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Ole Olesen
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As i agree with many of Erics assertions .. there is one thing he has not understood . Let me clarify : as well as INCLUDE a LIST of EXTRAORDINARY LITERATURE .. usefull for anyone who wants to KNOW : 1. The United Kingdom has been in JEWISH BILLIONAIRE Hands since 1695 and the British Empire was … and is .. in reality a JEWISH EMPIRE ! 2. Since 1913 with the enactment of the FEDERAL RESERVE ACT the USA likewise has been a JEWISH BILLIONAIRE EMPIRE 3.Combined these ruling forces can be termed the ZIO ANGLOSAXON TRANSATLANTIC POWERS. 4.… Read more »

jdseanjd
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Excellent work,thank you, Ole Olesen.

May I also recommend Pawns in the Game, by WWII Canadian naval intelligence officer, William Guy Carr? Read for free on http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net
Use the search box.

Interesting food for thought on the origins of religions & humankind is contained in award-winning journalist Jim Marrs’ great book:
Our Occulted History, Do The Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens?
Sources range from NASA scientists to Sumerian clay tablets.

John Doran.

theroyalsecretinfo
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Trump has several times proposed making US peace with Russia and using less US troops overseas which presumably won him votes in war weary US. But the pressures on him with the Democrat inspired Mueller investigation and even from Deep State Republicans have seen him change his views to continue sanctions while still toying with a relationship with Putin. It is both the media and the military neo-cons who keep up the paranoia and fake news against Russia who are to blame for spoiling Trump’s intentions and re-creating the old Bush/Clinton/Obama CIA regime that Trump so disrupted in its course… Read more »

frank
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frank

Unveiled: The Arrogance of John Bolton, The War Hawk in Trump’s Ear
https://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/17/unveiled-the-arrogance-john-bolton-the-war-hawk-in-trumps-ear/

John Bolton: U.S. Will Not Cooperate with International Criminal Court
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50229.htm

DunGroanin
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DunGroanin

Well Mr Zeusse seems to be back on his usual path after the previous article meander …(hmm). Though I do feel that the heart on sleeve routine of US invasion plans is a tad overdone, no? I mean “its military, which is already (and by far) the world’s largest (in terms of its costs, but not of its numbers of troops).” It really requires boots on the ground to invade and conquer, bombs don’t plant flags. There will not be enough US troops, ever, they don’t like plane loads of bodybags on TV. They will need yet another proxy army,… Read more »

frank
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frank

“It really requires boots on the ground to invade and conquer”

Are you sure. It’s not 1939 anymore. Modern warfare is high tech.

In this article:
http://thesaker.is/us-vs-iran-a-war-of-apples-vs-oranges/
The Saker is trying to argue the opposite, saying that all this technology doesn’t matter, but I’m not at all convinced by his arguments. Seems like a lot of bluster to me. But I’m no expert. 😉

Also there is the issue of nukes to consider. Relevant in this context is this article:
https://web.archive.org/web/20161202005715/http://truepublica.org.uk/global/nuclear-war-didnt-know/

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how do you occupy and control a country without an occupying force?

jdseanjd
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There are ALWAYS sufficient Quislings.
They are being cultivated NOW in target countries.
JD.

frank
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frank

I’m not saying they will use zero soldiers.

axisofoil
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You divide. You arm both sides. You wait.

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

The Oded Yinon Plan. In Iran, with a great Shia majority, you divide the Shi’ites with bribery, and you work on the ethnic minorities. Just think like an Evil swine. The possibilities of ‘Divide and Rule’ are endless.

axisofoil
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That’s why we are the indispensable nation…..we share. We’re fair. Arms and munitions for everyone. We even have a school here to teach others how to for form little death squads so we can sell stuff to the then oppressed side, to protect themselves. We call this fair and balanced. Just like our news. Damn…..i’m out of pop corn.

frank
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frank

None of what the US has been doing (russiagate, military buildup, sanctions, trade wars) makes any sense and will only hurt them long term.

Except for war.

Not possible? They already orchestrated two world wars.

frank
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frank

to boycott America’s brands and, as much as possible, conduct all international transactions in any other type of currency than the U.S. dollar; and, Boycott America’s brands would require the cooperation of entire populations, and that’s not going to happen, if it’s even possible at all. De-Dollarization: yes. But that has to be decided at the highest political levels. Citizens have zero to say in the matter. to vote against any politician who has endorsed America’s invasions, such as of Iraq 2003, Libya 2011, Syria 2012-, Yemen 2015-, and U.S. coups, including its coup that conquered Ukraine in 2014 and… Read more »

axisofoil
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For anyone interested in infrastructure and construction projects occurring in Russia……this is awe inspiring to me.

summitflyer
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summitflyer

Very impressive.I have been in construction all my working life but this is construction on a whole new level for me.Great video.

vierotchka
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Then there is the Kerch Bridge and the new airport in Crimea – awe-inspiring too.

vierotchka
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Oh, and the best hotel/spa in the world in Crimea. Amazing. I laugh when Americans say that Russia and Crimea are primiitive shitholes!

https://youtu.be/tY0U0KMcs_w

summitflyer
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summitflyer

Definitely on my list of places to visit.Thank you for sharing .

BigB
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BigB

Private debt to GDP don’t mean ‘squat. Private debt to GDP is the indicator of a possible ‘Minsky Moment’, as Steve Keen has being saying for years. Since GFC1, in fact. His little book: can we avoid another one – no we can’t (not actual title) is worth a read. (Yes, he does understand MMT!) Here, China’s credit bubble is the “fastest growing in the history of capitalism”. It stood at 210% of GDP in 2017. Americas, by comparison, was 150%. And no, not all China’s debt is internalised, as people seem to insist. [Nor are facts sinophobic!] https://theconversation.com/i-predicted-the-last-financial-crisis-now-soaring-global-debt-levels-pose-risk-of-another-84136 [Details… Read more »

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Capitalism is moribund. It will cease to exist, soon, either through replacement by something sane and humane, or by its destroying humanity. I bet on the latter, I fear, as the ruling parasites are devotees of the ‘Samson Option’.

DunGroanin
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DunGroanin

The bankers who own the central banks and create credit are doing fine. They are trying hard to crystallise their gains. By stopping stock prices dropping, as the public savers are regularly invested into funds. When that easy QE ends the hot air keeping that balloon floating gets turned off. The fund values – peoples savings and pensions take a hit. China is stopping its currency from rising not dropping. The level of public debt does not matter for a fiat currency. The level of private and personal debt does because it is limited by the lender – the bankers.… Read more »

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BigB

QE has stopped: for the US at least. Now they are entering a QT (Tightening) phase …very trepidatiously – because even the Fed predicted that there was no good way to implement QT …without risking collapse. This is what the knock on effect in the global market has been caused by. Jack Rasmus thinks an interest rate of 2.75% will cause GFC2. 2.5% (up fro 2.25% current) might be enough. Perhaps they will back off and let the ECB and BoJ extend QE? …(the G7 CBs work in collu$ion: [Nomi Prins]). The yuan is definitely dropping …6% when I last… Read more »

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

They’re being rather quiet about the QT-boom, boom!

BigB
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BigB

They are not making a song and dance, because the historic precedent (pre-QE) was when interest rates went to 5.5% (or 5.75%, memory block!) …and precipitated GFC1. GFC2, which can’t be stayed forever, will be GFC1 on steroids, with a 10 year debt hangover. Best keep quiet and blame Brexit?!?

DunGroanin
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DunGroanin

BigB thanks for the clarification on your public/private debt typo – most of my comments contain similar errors, which sometimes end up reading as opposite to what i meant, i too hope people understand that it is an obvious mistake by the context 🤒 Following the machinations of Money is made deliberately opaque by learning Economics from day1 and kept overtly complex thereafter by all we are told in the media. The simplest examples of which are the fallacies of the public purse being the same as the personal/household one; and that public expenditure comes from taxation i.e first the… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

TJN I quote all the time: no need to mention Nick Shaxson’s “Treasure Islands”? The other blog is new, I’ll check it out. Fair enough, you don’t want to discuss China. But I will remark that they are caught between two stools …too much capacity that they have yet to export (to form the nodes of exploitation of the BRI). For now, they have to sell the “cheap tatt” because the workforce depends on it. Otherwise they will violate the “Mandate of Heaven” of ‘eternal’ progress. The ‘agrarian past’ refers to the biggest dispossession, dehumanisation, and internal displacement in human… Read more »

DunGroanin
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DunGroanin

Good thoughtful stuff. Richard Murphy is the key current thinker in that link in my opinion. Another great was Professor Hans Rosling. I urge everyone to take a few hours to watch his lectures. Consumption as a driver of improving the human condition is not a bad thing. What is wrong with having personal transportation to get your products to market? Or having electricity and refrigeration to keep your food going off? Etc. Such things improve the quality of life and automatically leads to lower birth rates and family sizes as infant mortality decreases. Obviously over consumption and exceptionalism is,… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

DG

Just before you go, it’s not consumption that is a problem …it’s overconsumption, as you say. Overconsumption, not by the entire global populace, but by just >1.5bn people (around 20% of humanity that consumes 80% of the resources). So it’s gross inequality and maldistribution of consumption. Population and birth rates should not be part of the equation. 80% of humanity could live quite happily without us. AGW, poverty, and biodiversity reduction would be either mitigated completely or positively impacted without bourgeois consumption. Food for thought?

I’ll check out Murphy and Rosling. Catch you later.

BigB
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BigB

So much for factual analysis. Perhaps if we downvote, he’ll go away? Then we can believe our fact-free crypto-capitalist internet memes of faux-dedollarisation and BRICS as an anti-imperial confederation in peace. Brazil anti-American? India anti-American? South Africa anti-American? You don’t have to look past the BRICS literature to see the Russia and China are committed to the “rules based international order” …only, they rightly see the rules as biased to the West. So they want an inclusive set of rules under the very same WTO /WB /IMF / UN Washington Consensus … whose credit imperialism they extend. Wake up and… Read more »