Open “grass huts” thread

At a conference I attended this year, a financial analyst said that were it not for the interventions of sovereign wealth funds at the beginning of this year, the U.S. financial sector would have melted down and “everyone would be living in grass huts.”  Why do I bring this up now?  Oh, no reason….. oh, and ...

At a conference I attended this year, a financial analyst said that were it not for the interventions of sovereign wealth funds at the beginning of this year, the U.S. financial sector would have melted down and "everyone would be living in grass huts."  Why do I bring this up now?  Oh, no reason..... oh, and you can forget SWFs stepping in at this juncture, by the way -- they're focusing on commodities.  Comment away on the political and economic implications of all this. 

At a conference I attended this year, a financial analyst said that were it not for the interventions of sovereign wealth funds at the beginning of this year, the U.S. financial sector would have melted down and “everyone would be living in grass huts.”  Why do I bring this up now?  Oh, no reason….. oh, and you can forget SWFs stepping in at this juncture, by the way — they’re focusing on commodities.  Comment away on the political and economic implications of all this. 

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at Tufts University’s Fletcher School. He blogged regularly for Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2014. Twitter: @dandrezner

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