Skip to comments.US Economic Predictions Dependent on China, India
Posted on 06/07/2006 10:22:47 AM PDT by G. Stolyarov II
Will prices go up - inflation? Or will they go down - deflation?
Is there some way to predict trends? How?
Someone once said that if all the economists in the world were laid end to end they would never reach a conclusion.
Well, it just got harder for them do so.
Prices in the US and economic trends are now dependent on what is happening in India.
Monetary policy is affected by trends in China.
Problem is - the Fed still makes their predictions based on domestic factors alone. Something is missing in this picture, no?
What happens if India or China can suddenly produce more, or less? How can predictions be made when the calculations for these countries are known for statistics that are not, shall we say, reliable.
The world is becoming more and more connected - what happens in Bangalore now affects how much I pay for Comcast and what happens in Guangdong changes the price tag on a weekly trip to Wal-Mart.
How can the flow of information between everyone concerned become more solid?
Lots of questions - what do you think?
Oh, now you have done it. Be prepared to be flamed by the liberals if FR clothing who want government interference in the marketplace.
not sure about this. i think it is the other way round.