forced saving

forced saving


involuntary saving

the enforced reduction of CONSUMPTION in an economy. This can be achieved directly by the government increasing TAXATION so that consumers’ DISPOSABLE INCOME is reduced or it may occur indirectly as a consequence of INFLATION, which increases the price of goods and services at a faster rate than consumers’ money incomes increase.

Governments may deliberately increase taxes so as to secure a higher level of forced SAVING in order to obtain additional resources for INVESTMENT in the public sector. A ‘forced saving’ policy is often attractive for a DEVELOPING COUNTRY the ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT of which is being held back by a shortage of savings.

Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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class="MsoNormalThe government should come up with a proper policy, like forced saving for the working class earlier in life, as happens in Singapore, in order for them to have decent homes in future other than introducing some ad hoc taxation that will end up hurting the common mwananchi.
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I guess I'd be OK with that; it's kind of like forced saving. It would help you have a certain peace of mind, I guess, which is important when you get up in years.
Pay yourself first is a forced saving technique that simply means you consistently set aside a certain amount from your salary each month before you take care of your living expenses or make discretionary purchases.
There are many ways to incorporate forced savings. One example is to put your money into an account that you can't access easily.
While this sort of "forced saving" may seem like a good idea, that is money you could have made better use of throughout the year, such as saving in an interest-bearing account.
As an example, Hayek's evolving views on the effects of forced saving and the trade-off between progress and cyclical stability are examined more closely.
3 A Substantive Issue: Hayek's Early View of Forced Saving
As a first step of this investigation we must clarify the meaning and importance of forced saving. (13) In Austrian business cycle theory (and in many related approaches) a state of monetary equilibrium (or neutral money) is a precondition for the absence of business cycles.