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Easy Money Injustice Goes Mainstream

The injustice of easy money is starting to make headlines...
 
The DAILY MAIL reports that keeping interest rates at record lows is a "deliberate government ploy to pay off its debts..." writes Steven Baker MP, at the Cobden Centre...
"A stealth raid by the Bank of England has stripped savers of more than £170billion, a Money Mail investigation can reveal.
 
"By slashing the base rate to a record low of 0.5% and allowing the cost of living to soar for more than four years, the Bank has whittled away the value of cash sitting in High Street accounts through a 'secret tax'.
 
"And it is not just savers who have effectively had their money pinched. Anyone who has a fixed monthly income, such as pensioners, or has had a tiny pay rise, has also lost out."
I campaign constantly against the injustice which is being manufactured by our centrally-planned system of money and bank credit so I am glad that the arguments are going mainstream.
 
We are in the midst of a great battle between debtors and creditors. Deeply indebted governments are on the side of those in debt. Too many claims on real goods have been created by bank lending so now the central banks are destroying those claims by stealth.
 
The implications for our society will be profound. I cannot help thinking that the whole enterprise would have already come crashing down if the public could see the tens and hundreds of billions of Pounds – and Dollars and Yen… – as paper in wheelbarrows going to governments' favoured friends.
 
Given that the alternative is higher interest rates, sound money and a painful correction, governments and central banks think they are taking the easy way out. We'll see.

Built on anti-Corn Law radical Richard Cobden's vision that "Peace will come to earth when the people have more to do with each other and governments less," the Cobden Centre promotes sound scholarship on honest money and free trade. Chaired by Toby Baxendale, founder of the Hayek Visiting Teaching Fellowship Program at the London School of Economics, the Cobden Centre brings together economists, businesspeople and finance professionals to better help these ideas influence policy.

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