This is from modest returns and low rates causing ‘savers’ to have to pony up more to provide future nominal incomes.
And it’s a drag on aggregate demand which should be a good thing, as it means we can have lower taxes for any given size govt.
But instead, of course, we let it keep unemployment high and the output gap wide in general.
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