Bill Dunkelberg

The Fed's moral hazard

Is the Fed going to bail out Wall Street with lower interest rates? Bill and Jim talk about what has gotten us to this tenuous point in the economy and the moral hazard the Fed is weighting in their decision of what to do with interest rates. Bill also talks about what he things the economy is going to do over the next few months.

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