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Australia: one of the worst housing bubbles ever
By all accounts, Australia is experiencing what is one of the greatest credit-fuelled real estate bubbles in modern times. On the back of a collapsing mining sector, we can thank the RBA, APRA, ASIC and the political elite in Canberra for creating a flawed household wealth-creation strategy that shares all the hallmarks of a predictable economic disaster.

In plain English, since the mid-1990s, Australia's strategy is for home buyers and investors to borrow heavily from lenders and flip houses to the next buyer who has taken out even more debt to speculate.

Today, all this country has to show for it is a $1.9 trillion mountain of household debt that will make the US credit-fuelled housing bubble of the last decade look like a walk in the park when our housing bubble bursts.

Isn't the orgasmic household wealth-creation strategy all the same around the world? Finally the media talks about all the hallmarks of a predictable economic disaster a little bit earlier than obvious to all.

China should beat Australia in the "ever" category rather soon.

by das monde on Sun Mar 29th, 2015 at 10:25:27 PM EST

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