Diminishing returns is described as a yield rate that after a certain point fails to increase proportionately to additional outlays of capital or investments of time and labor.
Growing up, we would have described it as less bang for the buck.
As we can see from the figures above, our latest forays into Quantitative Easing are showing a lot less “bang for the buck.”
3.4 % on 227% debt growth today compared to 40% GDP growth on just a 106% increase in debt in the 1990′s!
“The simple fact is that the Federal Reserve HAS reached the point of diminishing return. The economy has grown increasingly insensitive to debt and credit growth.
The returns to extra debt growth are approaching “nil!” This argues against more rapid debt and monetary base expansion. ” -Dr. Ken Mayland
The data above shows an extreme degree of diminishing returns. The current policy is severely punishing savers who are trying to do the right thing, and enabling the federal government to spend with abandon, and also risks, as in the 1970s, a runaway inflation situation. Savers are needed to invest in new equipment that creates jobs… Why save? Why invest?
At what decimal place will we need to define the term IMPOTENT?
We may find out soon enough.
Data and analysis from Dr. Ken Mayland Clearview Economics