Monday, December 7, 2015

The ghost of helicopter Ben goes to Finland

As is inevitable, when negative interest rates aren’t enough, the next phase of Keynesian madness is to simply give people money in the hopes they will spend it to boost an economy.  And while former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke intimated this program in a speech many years back, it is Finland, not the United States, that is first to bring about this hyper-monetary scheme.
On Dec. 6, Finnish financial authorities announced they are getting ready with a plan to transfer nearly $1000 per month to all citizens, while at the same time cutting off older welfare benefit models.  This equitous plan of providing an equal amount to everyone in the country, no matter how rich or poor they are, is a final stage of desperation that will likely create the inflation Finnish administrators want, but at the cost of higher prices in the general economy, thus negating the effects of the free monthly subsidy.


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