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  • The lure of something-for-nothing banking policies

    The Patriot Ledger - 09/26/2015

    The Federal Reserve’s long-awaited September meeting ended with the Fed once again deciding not to raise interest rates. We have seen this movie before.

    Consider a society in which government has been traditionally run by the Old Guys political party. They are great believers in “prudent government,” and their definition of prudence includes balanced budgets; having the government spend no more than it collects.

    But along come the ambitious New Guys. They form their own political party with the goal of winning control of the government in the next election and begin campaigning aggressively on a platform that discredits the competence of the Old Guys.

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