i was telling my friend that China can't stop lending us money because then nobody would buy their shit and their economy would implode. then he says - why can't they just use the money they have to buy their own crap that they produce ? i didn't know what to say so - why can't they ? its gonna be the same money, and same products, only insted of Americans buying it will be Chinese. the only difference i can think of is then China wouldn't have a collection of our worthless securities. but does that even matter ?