Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 3, 2012, 12:08 p.m. EST by ClearView
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At the end of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" Blomkvist states: "You have to distinguish between two things - the Swedish economy and the Swedish stock market. The Swedish economy is the sum of all the goods and services that are produced in this country every day. There are telephones from Ericsson, cars from Volvo, chickens from Scan, and shipments from Kiruna to Skovde. That's the Swedish economy, and it's just as strong or weak today as it was a week ago...
"The Stock Exchange is something very different. There is no economy and no production of goods and services. There are only fantasies in which people from one hour to the next decide that this or that company is worth so many billions, more or less. It doesn't have a thing to do with the Swedish economy."
"So you're saying that it doesn't matter if the Stock Exchange drops like a rock?"
"No, it doesn't matter at all... "
He takes the idea further in a interview: http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/stieg-larssons-prescience/