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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2008, 3:09 am Thread Starter
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Economy: cure or lethal injection?

What do you think is happening now? Heading all to global bankrupcy or curing the economy?
Since, like everybody, I am concerned about my future, asked this question myself for many times. After some confusion have to say that I am more optimistic now. What actually happened? Greedy bankers pushed money into the market to make profit with high risk and at any social cost. This is criminal attitude. They did not take any safety measures due to the greed again. People who did not deserved those money in the first hand, as not ever being able to pay back, jumped on houses and pushed the price up. Companies with no real efficiency got money as well to artificially keep them on the market. Bank's guilt again. Russians oligarchs scared the world with their wealth. Smoke again. Those were mostly money from the banks used to buy properties otherwise they could not afford. Now they lost 75%. What is going on I think is more like a natural sanitary process of the economy. Those unable to survive will virtually collapse as they should do long ago. I'm sure in a year or so things will get back to normal, but won't be same "normal" as the one we lived, based on fake money and wealth. My guess is something like 25-50% decrease in everything.

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At least from a US point of view, I have a hard time understanding how printing money you don't have and dumping it down a hole is going to help anything. It will help people feel better, but I don't think it will change the problem.

Nobody wants to say it, but we (the US) deserve what is happening. People were starting to get an "entitlement" attitude. I'm not sure how anybody thinks they deserve to be handed money at a house closing. Especially when they put no money down.

This "Entitlement" is continuing when you get comments like "The banking industry ripped me off". Did you not read the document you signed? Many rolled the dice with adjustable rate mortgages assuming the housing market would continue on the upswing. Well, you lost.

I fear the only ones who will pay for this screw up are the people that were financially responsible in the first place. Now I will get to pay for my house, and for a beautiful mansion for someone else to live in.

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Don't get me started The military taught me to stay clear of two topics; religion and politics. Our country (USA) is in mess. "The Man" is digging deep into the pockets of working class citizens. Everybody is feeling the squeeze. For those of you (me included) who "invested" in property stand you ground; don't be taken advantage of, the market will turn around. The time will come again when we can all afford those mod's!



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I agree with the concept of "sanitizing" the economy that Doru is presenting. Unfortunately, the challenge of de-leveraging will be a long and difficult process (I'm thinking years and many lost companies, banks, jobs, and lives). That is because we (collectively USA... no reason I can see to split the collusion between lender and debtor) built up leverage like this world has NEVER seen! The credit bubble and housing bubble were many times larger than the collective leveraging that the US saw before the Great Depression. I also agree with Doru that once we have recovered (however you define it), that endpoint will differ significantly from the lifestyle Americans once lived (as it should!). Less impulse buying, less gotta-have-it items, less big SUVs to convince the neighbors your cock is the biggest on the block. I like the choice of word: "sanitary", because at it's root is "sane", a state of living that has been entirely foreign to Americans in the past 5-10 years of massive credit consumption. I wish everyone inner wealth and growth in the year ahead!

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what I do not understand is why some companies refuse to sell their products?

I contacted Buck custom shop - do like their Buck Folding Hunter 110 model which is true American classics for me like HD or Lucky Strike or Marlboro/ though I do not smoke/ and want to order custom knives for me and my son - my enquiries were left unattended.
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and they are ranting about crisis - what crisis if you do not want to work?

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