Tag Archives: central bank

Why Zero Interest Rates Can Never Work

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.

The Capitalism Delusion

Little more than a cursory and objective glimpse into the nature of our economic system for the past number of decades, right up to the 2008 crash, and indeed since 2008, will show that unfettered free market capitalism could not have been responsible for the global financial crisis, because unfettered free market capitalism did not […]