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Would you lend your money for that time frame with no inflation protection?
At the moment we are quite clearly experiencing deflation.


No argument there.
I figure that if they could get to work, and it weren't illegal, you could hire as many people as you like for $3-5 an hour right now.

But 30 years is a long time.
I wouldn't want to take on the inflation risk of years 10-30 in return for pretty much no return.
The median homeowner is not exactly a perfect credit risk counterparty, either.

Jim
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