Slope of Hope Blog Posts
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The ISM has once again expanded. Policy is working, so please Dear Mr. Bernanke, begin to withdraw not only a token amount of Treasury bond asset buying in October; make a real statement for the ‘organic’ economy. Pull all T bond purchases and stop buying some MBS to boot. You’ll not only help the Fed’s balance sheet by doing so, you’ll also send a clear message to the people that you have confidence in the natural economy to build on its momentum. (more…)
It came to my attention yesterday that my comment yesterday morning about the possibility of swapping ‘them’ all for a dog and then shooting the dog could be interpreted as referring to the Republicans only. Not so, as I was referring to both Houses of Congress in a non-partisan manner that was expressing general contempt for both parties. (more…)