St. Louis Fed gets it?
Email from Scott Fullwiler: Check this out . . . “As the sole manufacturer of dollars, whose debt is denominated in dollars, the U.S. government can never become insolvent, i.e., unable to pay its bills.6 In this sense, the government is not dependent on credit markets to remain operational. Moreover, there will always be a [...]

Email from Scott Fullwiler:

Check this out . . .

“As the sole manufacturer of dollars, whose debt is denominated in dollars, the U.S. government can never become insolvent, i.e., unable to pay its bills.6 In this sense, the government is not dependent on credit markets to remain operational. Moreover, there will always be a market for U.S. government debt at home because the U.S. government has the only means of creating risk-free dollar-denominated assets”

Somehow they then go on to say that there can be crowding out if the US is not dependent on credit markets. Doh!

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