End of the Rising Sun
Debunking Economics - the podcastMarch 27, 2024x
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End of the Rising Sun

The Bank of Japan has just lifted interest rates for the first time in 17 tears. The central bank has kept rates in negative territory in the mistaken belief that it would encourage banks to lend an people to borrow, helping to boost their flagging economy. Steve Keen says it’s based on the mistaken belief that banks lend money from their reserve accounts. They believed that by charging to hold onto the money banks will prefer to lend it out. If that was the case, the policy has been a dismal failure, with bank lending falling over the years the policy has been in place. So what next for a country with a shrinking, ageing population and massive private debt.

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