A Classic Comedic Metaphor? from
In his latest Hmmm, Grant Williams* makes the analogy of an episode from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, to the ‘line’ we are being fed by the Fed & other central banks .. highlights the example of Europe where the central bank has encouraged the buying of bond of bankrupt countries – “we’ll make sure you don’t lose money” – financial repression European-style .. “European banks loaded themselves to the gills with peripheral European debt as part of the quid pro quo with Draghi, but making free carry off the desperate central bank is hardly what used to pass for banking. Remember when banking used to be about things like making loans?” This is a thoughtful piece with graphs to substantiate the commentary. Don’t miss it.
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Get a load of the first one that shows European banks are not lending to people anymore. On the second one, understand that above 0 means the math of it all is getting worse, even with austerity.