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How a Tokyo Earthquake Could Devastate Wall Street – revisited

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by apini

An interesting, but not surprising, angle to the Japanese disaster coverage has been the focus on its impact on the financial markets. I just read Michael Lewis’s The Money Culture two weeks ago and there’s some really interesting predictive analysis of what would happen in the 1980s to world financial markets if there was an earthquake in Tokyo. Ignoring the 1980s ‘Japan-o-phobia’, it’s worth taking a look.


Written by apini

March 15, 2011 at 16:31

Posted in Earthquake, economics, Japan

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