Matolcsy: Yes, all key measurements are plain wrong

English2020. feb 14.GOVERNOR MATOLCSY100WORDS

Finally, it came out /Glenn Hutchins, FT, 29 January 2020/. We are really all wrong on productivity, rate of inflation, real interest rates, real GDP growth figures, national wealth, size of global catching-up, etc. (See further) We miss the accelerating pace of wealth creation globally and within our national economies.

Why? Rewriting our mindset is never easy, during paradigm shifts it is still harder. Admitting the truth might cause a watershed for fiscal and monetary policies. Some fear of creating more bubbles, others are afraid of escalating budget deficits and public debts.

Nevertheless, fear is not the best advisor in our times.

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Governor Matolcsy, MNB, the Central Bank of Hungary

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