Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The new paradigm: Bubbles

Basically this is MarketPlace article on an upcoming Harper's article relates back to what I said here, about a new bubble paradigm overtaking the economy.

While the Asimov and Frankenstein references in the article point to a woeful misunderstanding of great sci-fi literature, the point is clear... we're entering into a fast and loose economy of blowing bubbles, rather than sustainably creating wealth.

The price of cheap money (see Fed cut) to fuel unreasonable growth (see past dot-com, housing bubbles), is an economy that will continually run through rabid big bang and big crunch phases, sort of like viewing the entire history of the universe in fast forward at a Kagillion time speed.

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