Friday, January 24, 2014

Roubini: Many Davos Speakers Think It’s Like 1914 … Right Before WWI Broke Out | Washington's Blog

Well-known economist Nouriel Roubini tweeted from the gathering of the rich and powerful at Davos:
Many speakers compare 2014 to 1914 when WWI broke out & no one expected it. A black swan in the form of a war between China & Japan?

h/t: suteibu

Abe sees World War I echoes in Japan-China tensions | Japan Today

"Prime Minister Shinzo Abe comparedcurrent tensions between Japan and China to rivalry between Britain and Germany on the eve of World War I..."

And the meme spreads.