Traditionally, central bankers have used higher interest rates as a tool to cool an economy when it becomes overheated. They’re trying to engineer the so-called soft landing and prevent the deep recessions that are reactions to oversupply. But these are not the only tools at their disposal. Central Bankers can also use regulation to provide finer control over the economy. While I’m not a fan of regulation, the impacts can be more surgical than the broadly based sledgehammer of higher interest rates.

Tools to Cool an Overheated Economy

by Victor Menasce | Real Estate Espresso Podcast