China so much worse than Japan


Viktor Schvets at Macquarie is making more sense.

In 1990s, Paul Krugman was advocating that Japan should embark on policies that are “credibly irresponsible; (must only look irresponsible but the world must be convinced that they are to carried out).

In his view, this was the only way to shock Japan out of its liquidity trap.


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David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal. He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.