Did Japan Just Prove That Central Bankers Are Effectively Out of Ammo?

Quantitative Easing was probably never about restoring the economy to a healthy state, but some economist think otherwise.

Since the economic crash of 2008, the US has been using QE and a lowered Fed funds rate forestalling major economic fallout, but eventually these measures will fail.

Japan is an example that these kinds of economic policies cannot restore economic growth. While the below article details much of this, it does not say what the biggest drain on growth is: interest.

Usury or interest, especially from a central bank, seems to be the single largest economic limiter, literally draining prosperity out of a nation or region into the hands of oligarchs. So while we strive to restore balance to this darkened world, we must seek the whole truth, and not satisfy ourselves in half-measures.
In my understanding, until we deal with usury and the hidden aspects of our financial system, no sustainable prosperity will ever come about. Thankfully, the knowledge we seek is at hand, it only requires inquiry.

The world has yet to fully digest what is currently happening in Japan.

Japan is the global leader for Keynesian Central Banking insanity. The ECB and US Federal Reserve began implementing ZIRP and QE after 2008. The Bank of Japan has been employingboth ZIRP and QE since 2001.

Put simply, by the time the Great Crisis of 2008 rolled around, the Bank of Japan had nearly a decade’s experience seeing what QE, ZIRP, and the like could accomplish.

On top of this, the Bank of Japan has been the single most aggressive Central Bank post-2008. In 2013, it launched a single QE program equal to roughly 25% of Japan’s GDP (the Fed’s largest program was less than 10% of GDP).

As if this wasn’t insane enough, the Bank of Japan then expanded the program, not because it was working, but because doing so would result in its models appearing more accurate.

In short, the Bank of Japan crossed the Rubicon long ago as far as monetary insanity goes.

Which is why it’s critical to note two things:

1) The Head of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda has admitted Japan’s “potential” GDP growth is 0.5% or less.

2) The Bank of Japan just boosted its ETF purchases but not its bond purchases in response to Japan re-entering a recession.

Regarding #1, this is an implicit admission that QE doesn’t generate GDP growth. Anyone who’s studied QE knew this already, but it’s an incredible admission from a Central Banker. These are the people responsible for instilling confidence in the system.