Monday, April 26, 2010

Get ready for a runaway recovery?

Source: Excerpted from Inman News

SAN FRANCISCO -- The financial crisis is over and the economy is growing at a fast enough clip that the Federal Reserve and other policymakers have already fallen behind the curve in preventing the next asset bubble, economist Ken Rosen said today.

Rosen, the chairman of the University of California, Berkeley's Fisher Center for Real Estate, said, "The financial crisis is over," but the Fed appears to be committed to keeping short-term rates at or near zero for at least six months. "I think short-term rates should be 2 to 3 percent today -- we are encouraging asset bubbles in the stock market, bond markets and global real estate."

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