John Bull Can Stand 4%
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Walter Bagehot, the 19th century editor of The Economist, wrote in an article in the Inquirer on July 31, 1852 that “John Bull can stand a great deal, but he cannot stand two per cent.” He continued:
“People won’t take 2 per cent; they won’t bear a loss of income. Instead of that dreadful event, they invest their careful savings in something impossibl…
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