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Is M2 growing at the same rate as M3, or M2 ex M1 growing at the same rate as M3 ex M2?

If M3 ex M2 is growing faster than M2, then it is indeed at least compatible with growing financial wealth faster than incomes are growing ... and while there are various scenarios where that could happen, an asset bubble is one of the most straightforward.

M2 rather than M2 ex M1, since high income nations passed heavy reliance by retail and commercial enterprises on overdraft lines of credit decades ago ... M1 on its own doesn't directly indicate much about the total liquidity of the system.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun Oct 7th, 2007 at 08:27:29 PM EST
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