Monday, January 22, 2007
Exclude energy, and inflation in December would have been 2.1%
Mr Brown didn't cure boom and bust. Our crazy mortgage system gave him a boom that obscured the structural problems being created by the rapid expansion of the non-competitive economy. Unfortunately, by following the same monetary rules that gave us a boom, the Bank is now in danger of giving us a bust. But I'm sure it will say it's for our own good.