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Parsing the ECB’s strategy on ‘lower bound’ inflation

In its latest strategy statement, the European Central Bank points to the “lower bound” of inflation – zero percent or lower – as an economic trap that must be avoided through “forceful” and “persistent” measures. But as those measures are already losing effectiveness, it is worth considering whether the free-money tap of quantitative easing might be the real problem.

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