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"It's Foolish To Believe The Endgame Is Anything But Inflation..."

• https://www.zerohedge.com, by Kevin Muir

One of the greatest debates within the financial community centres around debt and its effect on inflation and economic prosperity. The common narrative is that government deficits (and the ensuing debt) are bad. It steals from future generations and merely brings forward future consumption. In the long run, it creates distortions, and the quicker we return to balancing our books, the better off we will all be.

I will not bother arguing about this logic. Chances are you have your own views about how important it is to balance the books, and no matter my argument, you won't change your opinion. I will say this though. I am no disciple of the Krugman "any stimulus is good stimulus" logic.

The broken window fallacy is real and digging ditches to fill them back in is a net drain on the economy. Full stop. You won't hear any complaints from me there.

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