By Mike Davis
With wit, humor and a outstanding clutch of the political marginalization of the bad and dealing type by way of the 1%, Mike Davis, a Macarthur Fellow, Lannan Literary starting place Award winner and Isaac Deutscher Award recipient, crafts a notable safety of Occupy Wall road and lays out good thought of subsequent steps to boost the move.
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Indeed, the state-led rescue merely drove home to financial markets the dire outlook. Over the coming weeks, Freddie and Fannie would see their borrowing costs rise, sending mortgage rates higher. Turner 01 chap01 35 11/8/09 10:43:06 36 NO WAY TO RUN AN ECONOMY A Bailout for UK Banks In the UK, bank share prices were coming under renewed pressure too. The banks had been busy writing down the value of their loans, and had gone to shareholders for fresh capital in the spring. However, with house prices sliding in the US and UK, investors were starting to lose their nerve.
39 It was the classic mistake made not only by dissenters, but by the majority of policymakers. Mr Fisher and others failed to see that liquidity strains were a second order problem derived from high borrowing costs. Another hawk was the president of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve, Charles Plosser. ’ That may well have been right, but not for the reasons Plosser imagined. He believed that the solution to the housing crisis lay with the ‘market’. 41 A third dissenter was William Poole, head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
29 Bank of England Misjudges None of this registered with the Bank of England. Its August 2008 inflation bulletin was littered with warnings. 30 The retail sales deflator was not mentioned once. The implicit squeeze on shoppers in response to falling real wages was discussed only briefly. 31 Indeed, the Bank argued that real wages had to shrink otherwise there would be a more pronounced rise in unemployment. 32 That unemployment would soar anyway because interest rates had been left too high for too long, was beyond the Bank’s comprehension.