The Government Declares War on Market Prices Just When We Need Them Most

“Market prices are the best way to keep up with shifts in demand. Let’s let them work as they’re supposed to.

Federal Reserve monetary inflation juices up demand, both on the consumer side and the producer side, creating overconsumption, low savings rates, malinvestment and imprudent debt. This ongoing war on the market price of money, a.k.a. “the rate of interest” does all sorts of damage in the real economy. It directs companies to borrow money to expand production of products for which there is no real demand. That in turn sends workers into these zombie industries.

Right now, we have two economic crises at once. We have state governments literally ordering people to stop producing goods and services in an attempt to combat the spread of the virus. Whether that is the best course of action is a subject for a different time. That it is doing massive economic damage is indisputable.”

https://fee.org/articles/the-government-declares-war-on-market-prices-just-when-we-need-them-most/