The Eurozone is once again placing promise before its creditors. Yet again the central bankers donseven veils in their tight courtship with the bond market. The now deceptive utterances are designed to raise expectations and lower bond prices. Just when you gasp at the same rhetorical contrivance, the market reacts in the same way to the same lines that it did before. What was once alarming has now become tedious and yawn-inducing. This seems like a very long play and we are forever trapped on opening night.
Yet this not really true as the politics keeps getting in the way of their pristine technocratic display. The central bankers are titillating the traders when some political stripper rips the disguise away. It is the political growls that we shoudl heed for the central bankers have cried wolf to issue vapours of monetary somnolence; ever so dangerous as the next crisis may appear to be a ripple when it is the accelerating whirl that takes all down the plughole.