Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Chinese Bubble

Is there any doubt China is in a bubble? (click on all images to enlarge)

As we have mentioned in the past China has pumped more money into their economy, on a per capita basis, than has the United States. To anyone who lives in the Village on the Edge of the Rainforest, the physical manifestation plays out in outlandish real estate purchases on the West Side of Vancouver and in the suburb community of Richmond as homes sell, in some cases, for more than $500,000 over asking price.

How crazy is this liquidity?

Check out this MSNBC story about a Lamborghini owner in China who hired a crew on World Consumer Rights Day to smash his $289,000 Lamborghini Gallardo L140 in protest after allegedly having a dispute with the company over maintenance and engine issues.

The protest was made to provoke public support and goad the manufacturer to respect his 'consumer rights'.

Such is the extent of liquidty pumping in China that a credit billionaire could care less about a $289,000 Lamborghini Gallardo in the pursuit of making a point.

Is there any doubt that this is not going to end well?



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1 comment:

  1. There was a similar case in Taiwan, when a an owner of a new "high end car" had trouble, not covered by warranty, despite a bumper to bumper warranty - apparently not internationally recognized.

    The owner of the car got a hold of an ox, which he hitched the car up-to, and dragger it though downtown Taipei in evening rush hour traffic.

    He was apparently offered full compensation after, or perhaps during, the event.

    WTO, copy right infringement?