Drudge is presently headlining the French selling bonds at a very slightly NEGATIVE interest rate. I did not major in Economics. My question is, therefore, maybe "basic." I dunno. But if I grasp this correctly, it means SOME investors are willing to pay interest on money lent. So, I lend you money. As you pay me back the principle in installments over time, I GIVE you a small interest payment on the remaining balance. Why would anybody choose to do this?