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The central banks appear to be unable to lower the general level of interest rates by lowering the "cash rate", but if they raised the cash rate presumably that would result in a raise of the general level of interest rates.

This is reminiscent of the way Peak Oil means that OPEC can no longer lower prices by raising production, but they can still raise prices by withdrawing production.

Peak Credit?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 6th, 2008 at 05:59:55 PM EST
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