12-24-2016, 02:33 PM
Not certain what significance any of these indices bear. Less than 100 years ago, Stalin starved 1mil + ukraines, murdered a multi-mil Russians. Soviet Union dissolved in the 90s? and an global power imploded. China's Mao killed(murdered) multi-mil Chinese, and was not opened up until Reagan? Up until that time, there was a strong manufacturing base in this country. A Japanese auto was ridiculed in the 70's. And now Japan has been in stagflation for what, 20 years? Black swans, I see flocks of black swans.