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Why Interest Rates
Need to Stay Low

New York Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:tisHimself, 8/24/2014 6:52:50 AM

A sharp debate within the Federal Reserve over when to raise interest rates was publicly aired last week at the annual central bankers’ conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo. On one side is a small yet vocal minority of Fed officials who want to head off inflation by raising rates sooner rather than later. On the other is a majority that thinks a near-term rate hike would stifle growth and, with it, any chance of restoring health to the labor market. That group includes Janet Yellen, the Fed’s chairwoman, and most members of the Fed’s policy committee. Continue reading the main story Related

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/24/2014 7:09:29 AM     (No. 9978463)

Pure tripe and bias.
Interest rates need to stay low because there is a dem in the White House.

Inflation is WAY above the official government statements because it does not include food or energy, things we purchase daily. WE ARE BEING LIED TO

Interest rates will rise when the pain can be put at the feet of a Republican White House.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/24/2014 7:34:18 AM     (No. 9978493)

Exactly, #1. They will continue to keep the rate low as long as Obama continues his reign. They have to continue to artificially levitate what remains of the economy and our banking system. Once those rates rise, everything will come crashing down. The previous crisis at the end of Bush´s term will look like a picnic by comparison.

The ignoring of our incredible debt is fatal. Yes, F-A-T-A-L. That´s not hyperbole. Everything will come crashing down.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 8/24/2014 8:14:45 AM     (No. 9978550)

American owes so much that the Fed has to destroy the dollar to keep the cost of borrowing low. As a result people´s savings are being destroyed while the banks and financial institutions are doing great. Public pension obligations are huge and will be getting bigger. One day the gravy train will leave the tracks.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/24/2014 8:38:56 AM     (No. 9978593)

The NYT is confessing that the policies and regulatory madness of its messiah, Barack Insane Obama, have failed to provide anything near a normal economic recovery. But instead of coupling this admission with a plea that the Obama regime stop its madness, the Times wants the Federal Reserve to keep its zero interest rate and huge purchases of Treasury debt going. However, the Fed cannot hire the millions of unemployed citizens, it cannot reduce energy prices, it cannot repeal ObamaCare and it cannot force corporations to hire, to invest and/or expand.

More dangerously, the Fed faces the precarious situation of being out of stimulative tools if the US slides back into a recession in 2015. But the NYT will never abandon Obama and his socialist cult no matter how much he fails.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: msjena, 8/24/2014 9:23:55 AM     (No. 9978661)

Low interest rates are needed as long as the government continues to strangle the economy with taxes and regulations. They are a band-aid, not a cure.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/24/2014 11:02:50 AM     (No. 9978813)

This "levitation" of low/no interest has been a bi-partisan game. It was first intended to blow up a housing bubble to float the economy, then a secondary bubble of equity loans for "lifestyle" purchases, like that BMW/Mercedes in your neighbors driveway. Then the bubbles burst and now it is a lifeline to anyone who wants to borrow who hasn´t gone bust before.

The U.S. "labor market" is sunk, and burying itself int he muck below with unfettered no-skill immigration. The fact is that American jobs are fewer and demand more skill by the day.

The US lived off its ability to "create" prosperity that was a Potemkin Village now collapsed. We oversold liberal arts degrees as good investments, and are now being served by those who bought the ruse. We invent needs for "unfortunates" to create government programs and non-profits. We gave away our low skill manufacturing jobs to China and Mexico hoping to create markets for our increasingly service-based economy that was to generate piles of wealth...and failed.

Now the game is to force the American economy deeper into the dumper with alternative energy suppliers that are no alternative to coal, gas and oil burning generation. We will get all this because the health of this planet and our survival as a species demands it. Ask the Mammoths and T-Rexes how it works.

Americans have fallen into the Dunning–Kruger trap, and there is no escape.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/24/2014 11:09:45 AM     (No. 9978823)

The true inflation rate is FAR higher than Government data states, as any rational person who purchases items on a daily basis understands.Based on this mis-information, can we believe ANY data the U>S> Government puts out or anything they say ? They twist reality, for example, by saying, well, if beef prices are too high, people will switch to a lower price type of meat, or eat beans. Just the same as saying that if gas prices are too high, people will ride a bike, and then when the price of bicycles is too high, people will walk. The Government has a separate "index" for all aspects of American life, and none are valid.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Scribelus, 8/24/2014 11:48:38 AM     (No. 9978872)

If Fed spokesmen could learn to speak without moving their lips, we wouldn´t be able to see that they were lying.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/24/2014 12:10:20 PM     (No. 9978897)

Interest rates need to be set by the market. Politicians will always print money, keep rates low, and spend it all.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 8/24/2014 12:50:34 PM     (No. 9978963)

New York Times and Fed to old people: Drop Dead.

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