The John Hyde Archives

Historic archive of articles and newspaper columns written by former Australian politician John Hyde.

Interest Rates

Interest Rates will fall by 2%

Interest Rates 

  • Overseas influences coupled with a need to fund the public deficit and an uncertainty about future inflation caused a small dip and a raise in interest rates.
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Housing Interest Rates

Regulation  Monetary Policy  Interest Rates 

  • Regulated interest rates cause those that are unable to obtain regulated money to resort to hire purchase and second mortgages. They also distort housing supply.
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Housing Interest Rates

Interest Rates 

  • High interest rates reduce consumption by the same amount that savings would have increased.
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Interest Rates Are Not Doing the Job

Interest Rates  Economics  Business 

  • When there is not a need to rely on interest rates to kill demand, the inflow of foreign investment will fall.
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Interest Rates

Interest Rates  Politics  Monetary Policy 

  • It is impossible for the control the supply and price of money, by trying to control the price, the government lost control of the quantity.
  • Paul Keating has been a stricter adherent of monetary policy than Malcolm Fraser.
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Interest Rates

Interest Rates  Monetary Policy 

  • Any attempt to regulate interest rates down, would be a recessive transfer of wealth from the low-income people to the middle income.
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