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Jim Grant critiques Greenspan

Jim Grant has some tough words on Alan Greenspan, and central bankers in general.

Rates will only go up

How the coming rising of interest rates will affect American consumers:

Even as prospects for the American economy brighten, consumers are about to face a new financial burden: a sustained period of rising interest rates.

That, economists say, is the inevitable outcome of the nation’s ballooning debt and the renewed prospect of inflation as the economy recovers from the depths of the recent recession.

The shift is sure to come as a shock to consumers whose spending habits were shaped by a historic 30-year decline in the cost of borrowing.

Link to the full text at NYT