This is a provocative and compelling piece. It challenges the established dogma of economies of scale and makes a case for the economic competitiveness of the small-scale entrepreneur that is demand-responsive rather than the large-overhead producer that produces without regard to preexisting demand.
Setting interest rates artificially low causes the demand for credit to surge, while the supply of credit falls, resulting in a shortage of real loans. The only sound remedy to this is to let interest rates rise to their market-determined level or face economic disaster.
My interview with Bruce Whitfield and my good friend Chris Becker on the end of QE3, booms and busts, Japan’s money printing binge, and South Africa’s structural decline.