Robin Hood in reverse?
Thirty-first U.S. President Herbert Clark Hoover once said: “Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.”
Governments around the world are borrowing heavily to finance their fiscal expansion â€“ unprecedented in size and scale â€“ to prevent severe economic downturn.
However, outspoken independent economist Roger Nightingale thinks fiscal stimulus will not work.
He predicts a severe, Japanese-style recession to hit major and developing markets.
“There is no way out of this problem. Fiscal policy wonâ€™t help it at all,” he told a conference in London.
“Itâ€™s taking from one type of people and giving it to anotherâ€¦ Itâ€™s net zero. Itâ€™s taking from non-banks and giving to banks. Itâ€™s taking from the innocent and giving to the guilty. Itâ€™s Robin Hood in reverse.”