Philippe Herlin  Finance Researcher / Doctor in Economics


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How Financial Repression Flattens Your Savings
Published by Philippe Herlin | Apr 2, 2015 | Articles

“Financial repression” destroys the economy from within. When an over-indebted country is unable to reduce its deficit (or refuses to do it in order to continue financing its voting constituency) it exposes itself to market defiance and fleeing investors. In spite of that, in order to avoid this nightmarish scenario, it uses its sovereign power to force available monies to finance its debt at very low rates.

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Are Sovereign Bonds the Last Rampart Before the Collapse?
Published by Philippe Herlin | Oct 23, 2014 | Articles

The United States’ public debt represents a large volume but, however, its absorption capacity is not infinite. And neither is its credibility. Even though the Fed is backing the whole thing and stands ready to print anything to meet payments, at one point defiance will be on the rise. We may not be there quite yet, but this is clearly the last rampart holding together the monetary and financial systems. If this starts to fail there will be a general panic.

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