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ceiling

noun acme, altitude, apex, apogee, climax, extreme, extremity, farthest point, height, highest degree, highest point, limit, maximum, optimum, peak, pinnacle, record, roof, summit, tectum, top, ultimate, utmost, uttost extent, utmost height, uttermost, vertex, zenith
Associated concepts: maximum income ceiling, maximum rent ceiling
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Additionally, there needs to be a return to implementing usury ceilings applicable to credit card interest rates that average a near across-the-board rate of twenty percent and above.
Similarly, usury ceilings were not binding until the middle of the 1960s.
Consumers, though, found credit less available because binding usury ceilings resulted in nonprice rationing of consumer credit.
One of its purposes was to phase out ceilings on interest payable on deposits by 1986; it also preempted state usury ceilings unless a state opted to reinstitute them.
We are not seeing symptoms of that kind of widespread, classic crunch, as in the past when deposit rate ceilings or usury ceilings limited the market's ability to adjust and forced cutoffs of credit.