The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
– Vladimir Lenin
Barataria was a bit skeptical about Japan’s “Abenomics” back in January. The first results are in, and they are amazing. Their economy grew by a developed-world-leading 3.5% in the first quarter, and the stock market is up 28% in 2013. It’s been called a “wealth shock”, and it’s very welcome in a nation that has been flat for two decades. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything – and it’s likely to affect us here in the US. Ready for really cheap electronic gadgets? How about stagnating employment?