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When Lowering Interest Rates No Longer Works


NetGain Real Estate has some suggestions for policies beyond cutting interest rates.

What happens when interest rates are lowered and after a reasonable period of time businesses don't expand, employment doesn't increase, consumers' confidence doesn't go up, and consumers don't spend more money?

The aggregate of the individual and corporate tax dollar numbers, both from the collection and the spending side, is huge (over $5 trillion). When you combine those numbers with the federal government's ability to pass legislation, the programs that are available to motivate consumer spending are limited only by the creativeness of the minds in the federal government. The following action plans are examples of possible strategies that have a high probability of stimulating the economy, and they are intended to be partisan-neutral.

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Elaine Misonzhnik

Senior associate editor Elaine Misonzhnik has been writing for National Real Estate Investor since June 2006 and has covered commercial real estate for more than 12 years. She first became...
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