“We’ve Reached The Limit”: Denmark Central Bank Chief Says Monetary Policy Is Exhausted

Monday, February 22, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
02/22/2016

For the likes of Paul Krugman, the Riksbank provides a cautionary tale for central banks wary of committing so-called “policy mistakes.”

Back in 2010, the bank started to hike rates. That decision halted a decline in unemployment and shortly thereafter, it became apparent that “the rock star of the recovery had turned itself into Japan.” Or so Krugman says.

He went on to blame the “error” on “Sadomonetarism,” which he hilariously described as “an attitude, common among monetary officials and commentators, that involves a visceral dislike for low interest rates and easy money, even when unemployment is high and inflation is low.”

If these “sadomonetarists” are indeed “common among monetary officials,” then it’s news to us because everywhere you turn, DM central bankers have plunged headlong into the Keynesian abyss as NIRP proliferates and QE continues unabated in Europe, Japan, and yes, in Sweden, where the Riksbank made a U-turn in 2011 on the way to pushing rates deeply into negative territory.

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