[ExI] Two Japanese reactors on red alert

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 20:44:23 UTC 2011

On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 9:08 AM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> The point is to kick loose money that people had been hoarding.  They
> might not have invested it otherwise, but they will invest in rebuilding.

Japan will get an "investment" in the form of loans and charitable
donations from around the world. This will help lessen the impact of
the earthquake economically. It will jump start the construction
industry in Japan, but at the expense of other industries.

Japan's real long term economic difficulty is partially in the
demographic of it's aging populace. They aren't having children, and
they aren't allowing many people to immigrate. This leads to more and
more young people taking care of more and more old people. The old
people aren't as productive as the young, and the overall economy
suffers terribly.

If the earthquake leads to more births, then it will help. :-)


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