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Friday, June 24, 2005

I'm Long on the Anglosphere

Not surprisingly, the amount of Foreign Direct Investment (read capital investments from foreigners into a country) in the continent of Europe is far below the investment in the more free-market friendly confines of the UK. And of course, Germany, France, and the UK do not come close to the FDI inflows/outflows by the US. I think the phrase goes, money flows to where it is appreciated most (and where high returns are anticipated). EU Rota has provides this analysis:

EU Economies: A Benchmark Year
The OECD has published a report detailing the flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) to/from OECD member nations and others. Inflows of FDI can provide jobs, capital, and knowledge into a particular economy. Outflows of FDI can represent the possible strengths or weaknesses, in economic terms, of a country.

In regards to the EU the picture FDI inflows have been bleak the past few years, the exception of course is the UK. The OECD chalks most of the drop to multi-nationals paying dollar debt with the stronger euro. I can buy that, to a point. Moving forward from 2004 both France and Germany will no longer be able to point to the debt pay-off suggestion offered up by the OECD. 2004 must be viewed as the nadir of FDI inflows for both countries (France halved from 2003 to 2004, Germany fell off the table completely). Of course, if Franz Müntefering gets all he desires and rids Germany of the evil locusts, 2004 may be looked back upon fondly in terms of FDI for Germany.

Click the link to see the nifty graphs that illustrate the point.

Of course, all of this just shows that the capitalists a zionist manipulations of the free markets are in full throttle.

(BTW, if you read that last sentence and nodded your head or didn't laugh immediately, you should seek counseling - immediately.)

Ultimately, the Anglosphere (ie the US, UK, Australia, India, and other former British colonies) are going to lead the world economy for the foreseeable future (assuming that the EU Continent doesn't all of a sudden get free market liberalism). I'd also throw in Central European countries like Poland as "outperform" for the other European economies, who understand that the bigger the welfare state is, the less economic freedom one actually has.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler