“The title is deliberately provocative, I understand. It’s meant to push people outside their comfort zone. We’re inert. How do we snap people out of it? We helped create an export monster. We helped them because we developed an appetite for their goods. So we’ve kind of gotten in this dynamic of exports for finance-we will buy your cheap goods so we can stock our Wal-Mart shelves. They’re moving up the value chain. And in exchange for that, we’ll look for you to be our number one lender, and that, in pop psychology, you call a co-dependency-exports for finance. They’re stuck with us, we’re stuck with them. Stalemates, or co-dependencies like this, don’t last forever.”
PETER D. KIERNAN, AUTHOR OF BECOMING CHINA’S BITCH: AND NINE MORE CATASTROPHES WE MUST AVOID RIGHT NOW, ON IF THE US IS BECOMING CHINA’S ECONOMIC BITCH.
Via Foreign Policy