Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Please take a few minutes to watch this 60 Minutes video on China's ghost cities.  I've written about this several times, but given the recent new action by the Chinese government to curb real estate inflation, it seems as though the may be new movement in possible deterioration of their most-loved asset market.  The Communist government announced new taxes that require sellers to pay 20% capital gains taxes and also mandated that purchases of second homes must be paid for with 60% cash down payments.

Given the investing approach and lack of alternatives, who knows if this will be the final straw that blows them up?  As we know, central planning and central banking and a zero interest rate world creates all sorts of mal-investments and mis-allocation of investments to compensate for distortions in yield and risk.


Thanks for reading.  I've been slammed with lots of projects, please check back frequently as I am trying to post more.


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