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I respectfully disagree with a key point of John Burns argument.
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John Burns
Posted 11/25/2012 23:21 (#2717359 - in reply to #2715972)
Subject: About interest rates



Pittsburg, Kansas

One key question is "what will cause interest rates to rise?"

If it is voluntary that will not be a bad thing. It will likely cause a relative contraction in the economy, but it has to happen some time. Real interest rates cannot stay negative  as they are currently permanently.

If it is forced by the markets (think Greece) that is not a good thing. In fact that is a really, really bad thing. Congress and the president need to get their fiscal house in order before that happens or the feces hits the fan.

John



Edited by John Burns 11/25/2012 23:23
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