Comments on: Counterparties http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/25/counterparties-474/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CDN_Rebel http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/25/counterparties-474/comment-page-1/#comment-33442 Sun, 27 Nov 2011 20:02:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11254#comment-33442 Call it blind patriotism if you choose, but I think there is a simple reason why Canada, Australia and Sweden are NOT due to the same calamity as America. The first big factor is that these are smaller countries with stable/strong economies that invest next to nil in their militaries and have vibrant multi-party discussions. Second is that while foreign investment is helping to drive prices skyward, those investments are fully paid upfront so the kind of calamity that befell America in regards to massive foreclosures has a next to nil chance. Is the Canadian housing market overpriced? Sure, but is it due for a stunning crash on the order of 25%? I wouldn’t take that bet on any terms.

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By: EricVincent http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/25/counterparties-474/comment-page-1/#comment-33426 Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:59:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11254#comment-33426 @Bitcoin: The story about Nakamoto & Bitcoin by Joshua Davis in the New Yorker (The Crypto-Currency, October 10, 2011) was vastly superior IMNSHO.

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