Albert Edwards Explains Why Bernanke And China Are Engaged In A Game Of Global Chicken Whose Downside Is A Hungry Revolution

Thursday, November 18, 2010
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden

In his latest letter, in addition to again broaching the subject of the upcoming Eurozone collapse, SocGen’s Albert Edwards shares his increasingly high level of conviction that the US will slip into recession and also explains why Ben Bernanke’s trashing of the dollar is just a devious ploy to force a real exchange rate revaluation on the Chinese via rampant food price inflation. Keep in mind, in China food prices are actually important, noted and measured, and were the primary reason for the October spike in inflation which oddly caught so many by surprise, probably more for the reason that the government actually agreed to disclose it. In essence, Albert argues that the Chairman has raised the stakes on the global monetary game to such a level, that he risks social discontent either in the US or in China, or both, should China refuse to blink in what has quickly become the most important game of chicken in the history of modern economics.

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