Quote Originally Posted by semi-ambivalent View Post
I don't ascribe to "The sky is falling" prophets, financial or otherwise, but I'll look at just about anything somebody says about money. Here's one guy (not an endorsement here, at all, but he links to data) that's not so hot on China:


I wasn't intending to enter into a discussion of the reasons for, or ethics of, increased demand and consumption in the Far East, but current data shows that there is are substantial and growing exports of expensive Western luxury and brand-name products to places like China and Russia. And the name "Leica" fits both these catagories very nicely.