Saturday, June 11, 2011

Zero Hedge: The Blame Game

WSJ — Not withstanding the euro zone's problems, Mr. Juncker said that both the deficit and overall debt in the U.S. and Japanese economy are substantially higher than in Europe.

"The debt level of the USA is disastrous," Mr. Juncker said. "The real problem is that no one can explain well why the euro zone is in the epicenter of a global financial challenge at a moment, at which the fundamental indicators of the euro zone are substantially better than those of the U.S. or Japanese economy."

Tyler — Translated: "why are you picking on us?" and "Have you looked at the US and Japan recently?" Translated even more: the Nash equilibrium of the mutually assured avoidance of the topic of global insolvency is now broken. Next up: the US and Japan bash Europe and confirm that Europe's PIIGS are actually far risky than the US and Japan, plus they can't print their money etc. Then Europe retaliates. And so forth.

The blame game avalanche has officially started.

Stay tuned. This is going to get "interesting" as the wheels start to come off.

Notice that Tyler gets it that the members of the EZ are not currency issuers, whereas the US and Japan are.

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