The production structure of an economy is not a simple lump-sum aggregation of homogeneous pieces. Think of it more like a coral reef that is built out over time: millions of interconnected pieces consisting of individual plans.
Increasing capital investment, made possible by real savings, actually accelerates the rate at which our economy can produce goods and services that satisfy people's needs and wants. America became prosperous because we invested in capital and we produced.
Currently, we are doing great damage to the production structure of America's economy. The Federal Reserve is sending a faulty signal to investors, savers, producers, and consumers. We are over-investing our scarce resources and we are over-investing in the wrong areas. This malinvestment is being done at the expense of savings. We are not stimulating growth or laying the framework for real recovery. Don't believe these stories for a second. We are destroying the foundation of the American economy.
The only reason we are able to sustain our high standard of living today is because we are eating into the saved capital from generations past. This is not stimulus. This is a sedative; numbing Americans to the inevitable day of reckoning.
Please see my explanation of the Business Cycle to see why the destruction of the production structure of an economy is particularly harmful. The theory of the business cycle explains what causes cyclical boom and bust periods ending in recession/depression. Take a few minutes to read through the explanation of the Business Cycle. This is very relevant to what is happening in our economy today.
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