20 February 2014

The Recovery™ - Bubble Back To the Bar For the Hair of the Dog That Bit You

"Double, double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good...

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes."

William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 4 Sc. 1

And why would we expect anything different, given the lack of serious reform and the careful targeting of the monetary expansion into the hands of the same old TBTF financial firms that have been distorting markets and misallocating capital for their own advantage since the repeal of Glass-Steagall?

The best way to cure the damage from a widespread, real economic collapse in the aftermath of a financial asset bubble is surely a continuation of the failed policies of the past, and yet another asset bubble targeting the most wealthy in the hope that something will trickle down to the rest.