Saturday, November 01, 2008

Don't Just Do Something. Stand There. - WSJ.com

Don't Just Do Something. Stand There. - WSJ.com:

"Back in March, Henry Paulson, Ben Bernanke and the experts assured us that Bear Stearns had to be propped up. If not, the whole system could come crashing down. It is crashing down anyway. Just as in the 1930s, there is no evidence that the policy makers have any understanding of what they are doing. They need to make way for the natural forces of repair."
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"Unfortunately, there is no consensus about a preferable alternative. The economists are almost as clueless as the politicians. At such a time, inaction may be the wisest course of action."
[My emphasis]
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