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Market intervention

Remove money from Pocket A and move to Pocket B.

That's how governments are trying to keep the financial system alive.

Pocket A is workers, savers, consumers, retirees. Pocket B would be friends of the government who get the low interest money the various governments are using to goose the economy.

It's a slick system - and it's doomed to eventual collapse just as is every other house of cards ever assembled.