Mortgage Logic

Month: May 2009

Central Banking Crisis

OTTAWA — Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney’s options were quickly running out. The economy was still in deep decline, interest rates were already at their lowest ever and he couldn’t take them much lower without bumping up against zero. Like many central bankers these days, he turned to unconventional means. But instead of fully …

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A Rethinking of Monetary Policy

OTTAWA — The Great Consensus is coming undone. By raising and lowering short-term interest rates to keep inflation moving at a targeted pace, many central bankers and academics thought they had finally found a monetary policy solution to conquer the booms and busts of the business cycle. After such failures as the gold standard and …

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