Monday, July 21, 2008

Hubbard Says The Fed Is Overextended: Amen Brother Economist

We're Asking Too Much of the Fed

July 21, 2008; Page A13

"The combination of eye-popping headline inflation of 5% year over year and dramatic expansions of the Federal Reserve's lending activities to limit the credit crunch raise a key question: Are we asking too much of monetary policy?

"The simple answer is yes. The expansion of the Fed's lending has been extraordinary in scale and scope. But it is not the best response to the present credit crunch, and may bring unwelcome side effects."

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