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and everything to do with the time value of money.

discount rate
noun Finance
1 the minimum interest rate set by the Federal Reserve for lending to other banks.

So inflation comes to mind knowing what the Fed is/has been up to. Hyper-inflation if QE4,5,6,7 comes about. 'hey lets just print more money to pay for it!'. Soon the fed rate will be negative. Pay to save.
I forget, which countries just went negative rates? Oh ya, France and Denmark....
Bottom line___fudge numbers, keep things confusing, screw the people.
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