Spain’s socialist party PSOE doesn’t seem to be too worried about the fact the country may not have a 2017 Budget. But it’s increasingly clear to all of us that the lack of a budget will not be without a cost. On the contrary, it will greatly affect a large part of Spanish society. Almost all economists believe that the impossibility of drawing up new accounts, and updating certain items, could mean that the amount spent on civil servants’ salaries will be maintained.
lack of inflation
On face value, the ruthless tools used by central bankers to inject piles of money into the economy point to a brand new way of conducting monetary policy. Never before, except for in wartime, did they dare to trigger such massive asset-buying programmes. And never before did they so blatantly disregard the future risks a huge liquidity glut might fuel.