Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Almost Nothing

Unlike the markets,who seemed to like it, John Quiggin sees the latest interest rate cut to nearly zero as a harbinger of bad things.

It’s also, following the $50 billion Madoff fraud and the increasingly widespread suspicion that the entire bailout scheme has been operated to promote the interests of Goldman Sachs at the expense of its competitors and the general public, an upper bound for the credibility of the global financial system. And it’s a pretty good estimate of the probability that we’re going to avoid a recession worse than any since the Great Depression.

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