The witless high priests of “Economism” and the greed-happy gurus of Wall Street preach this constantly as an article of faith: Raising interest rates suppresses inflation.
Here’s the thing.
These people couldn’t be any more wrong if they made the cable talking head circuit and assured us all that the sun would rise in the west tomorrow.
The truth is rising interest rates help trigger inflation. In fact, inflation and lending continue to increase through most of a rising rate cycle. Borrowers and consumers want to stay ahead of inflation by accelerating their borrowing and spending. Of course, that only promotes inflation.
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I’m going to prove this – all of this – to you beyond a shadow of a doubt, because I don’t want you to get sandbagged by what’s coming; the U.S. Federal Reserve is wrong, and that means it will be behind the curve until the very end, just like 2008, just like always.
When it’s all said and done, when it’s all over but the crying, the Fed will be confronted with the obvious consequences of this faulty thinking. It’ll deny it six ways from next Tuesday.
It might even get raked over the coals (or ashes) for it, but that’ll be cold comfort to people who didn’t listen.
But you, armed with the facts, will be safely in cash, ready to move at your leisure.
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