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The Fed has no way of ‘pumping money into the economy’ = they only alter interest rates.
Except by making loans they don’t plan on collecting (the swap line advances to CB’s?)
Which is functionally equivalent to fiscal spending which does add income and financial assets to the economy.
> Rodger wrote:
> You and I were talking about a 0% fed funds rate. Almost there, now. Last I
> heard, down to .25%. It will have no benefit. Wait, correction on that. There
> will be one benefit. It gets us almost to the point where the Fed will stop
> focusing on useless interest rate cuts, and start pumping money into the
> economy. I hope.