Saturday, September 21, 2013

For the new FED Chair(man)..meh…wowman

Elect me when you have no class

Rodney Dangerfield


Janet Yellen, December 11, 2007:

The possibilities of a credit crunch developing and of the economy slipping into a recession seem all too real .... I am particularly concerned that we may now be seeing the first signs of spillovers from the housing and financial sectors to the broader economy .... Although I don't foresee conditions in the banking sector getting as bleak as during the credit crunch of the early 1990s, the parallels to those events are striking. Back then, we saw a large number of bank failures in the contraction of the savings and loan sector. In the current situation, most banks are still in pretty good shape. Instead, it is the shadow banking sector-- that is, the set of markets in which a variety of securitized assets are financed by the issuance of commercial paper--that is where the failures have occurred. This sector is all but shut for new business. But bank capital is also an issue. Until the securitization of nonconforming mortgage lending reemerges, financing will depend on the willingness and ability of banks, thrifts, and the GSEs to step in to fill the breach.


Since he she is the last man person standing in a very short line of not totally retarded (that is not an equivalent of “NOT retarded” indeed) “This is the best AmeriKa can produce” eCONomists  - I’d like to help to John Q. Not So Bright Public to get use to him her.







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