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I would suppose that the danger of such a "Dragon Country" scenario emerging could be determined by the "haircut" being required for repo operations. I would expect the collateral damage to be in stocks and commodities that had soared on credit generated in such a manner. If they can make a buck I certainly doubt that JP Morgan would show much restraint, backed up as they are by the full faith and credit of the US taxpayer.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Jan 15th, 2011 at 03:57:53 PM EST
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