Desperate times, in fact, call for a complete reset in the way people think. Desperate times call for the most intelligent, effective, least destructive measures. But these sayings aren’t as catchy.
This old adage has become a crutch– a way for policymakers to rationalize the idiotic measures they’ve put in place:Inflation-adjusted interest rates that are… negative. Trillion dollar deficits. Endless wars and saber-rattling Unprecedented expansion of central bank balance sheets. DIRECT CONFISCATION of people’s bank accounts.
But hey… desperate times call for desperate measures. I guess we’re all just supposed to be OK with that.
One of those desperate measures that’s been coming up a lot lately is the re-re-re-introduction of capital controls.
It started in late 2012, when both the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund seperately endorsed the use of capital controls.