Because all asset hyperinflations revert to the mean, we can expect housing prices to decline roughly 38 percent from their peak as they return to something closer to the historical rate of monetary inflation. If the rate of decline stabilizes at between 6 and 7 percent each year, the correction has about six years to go before things stabilize, leaving the FIRE economy in need of $12 trillion.
[Emphasis mine]. He was talking about the US and I can’t see why Ireland will be any different – obviously the total â‚¬ amount to pull our FIRE economy will be different but ‘de fundamentals’ are just not sound any more. His suggestion that alternate energy research could be the next big(ger) bubble seems to ring through, necessity is the mother of invention and invention these days is an expensive business.