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Debt, Spending, & Keynesian Foolishness
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mr_yak Wrote:Good article today from Bill Gross on the nature of debt and living standards ...

(Disclaimer: I've turned this guy loose with a bunch of my money ... mostly because he reminds me of me ... only much, much, MUCH smarter.)

Market returns on the Threshold of Mediocrity
Mr. Gross forgot to mention the governmental intervention in the debt markets (e.g. the Fed), keeping interest rates low and distorting the market price (interest) for money. Why save if you cannot get a decent interest on your money? It has been this way for the last 20 years or so, and stimulates consumption rather than saving.
Jefferson: I place economy among the first and important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.
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