"Textbook Economics" Quote Of The Day

Tyler Durden's picture

For our quote of the day, we go to none other than the Fed's favorite mouthpiece, the WSJ's Jon Hilsenrath:

Fed officials have been frustrated in the past year that low interest rate policies haven't reached enough Americans to spur stronger growth, the way economics textbooks say low rates should... Multiply the fruit of cheap credit across millions of households—with healthy portions of interest savings spent on goods and services—and the U.S. should be recovering more quickly, according to textbook economics.

No... not the textbooks... Does this mean... Economics 101 is... nothing but one epic lie, based on Ponzi assumptions which work in a world of constant and gradual leveraging, and completely fall apart in a deleveraging world such as the one we have now?

And will the Fed, in its attempt to prove its blind faith in voodoo correct, destroy the real world by stuffing the CTRL-P channel full of increasingly more meaningless electronic dollar equivalents, merely to confirm once and for all that the Keynesian utopia may be an illusion, but nobody will be left to enjoy the aftermath of the biggest lie of the past century unraveling?