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The point is that economic growth has to take place to enable both the principal and the interest tobe repaid.

Why? If the interest rate is lower than the real return on investment in terms of consumables (that is, if the investment sustainably yields more - say - grain per year than is required to pay the interest), then no economic growth - that is, increase in the amount of stuff produced each year - appears to be needed.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Feb 22nd, 2009 at 03:17:23 PM EST
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