“Stranded” Central Bankers Have Turned The Global Financial System Into A “Doomsday Machine”

Sunday, November 8, 2015
By Paul Martin

by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog,
ZeroHedge.com
11/08/2015

The financial system of the world has been turned into a doomsday machine by central bankers stranded in an intellectual puzzle palace. That is, they are marching financial markets straight into another giant bubble implosion owing to their embrace of a fundamental error about why there is an apparent lack of consumer inflation in the official indices.

For example, the chief economist of the IMF, Maurice Obstfeld, recently trotted out the chart below to prove that “lowflation” is a deadly threat everywhere on the planet to growth, jobs, living standards, public finances, and even capitalist viability.

The ill of lowflation can only be remedied, he averred, by resort to “out of the box” central bank expedients designed to compensate for the purported drastic shortfall of that Keynesian ether called “aggregate demand”.

What he had in mind, of course, was negative interest rates and further massive monetization of the public debt and other existing assets in the name of QE.

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