The banks can borrow at almost zero, and buy treasuries paying two or three percent, and the wealthy can continue to buy income producing assets and other companies to strenghten their monopolies.
There will be no sustainable recovery until the system is reformed. The greater fault is of Obama and the Congress, since they control fiscal policy and enforcement of the law, although the Fed as regulator does very little to reform the financial system and the Banks.
The limit of this current quantitative easing policy is the value of the dollar in international trade, or the spontaneous action of the people to demand change.....
Wall Street gains after Bernanke comments....
By Ryan Vlastelica March 26, 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks rallied on Monday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested the central bank would continue supportive monetary policies even as the unemployment rate improves.
The economy needs to grow more quickly if it is to produce enough jobs to bring down the unemployment rate further, Bernanke told a gathering of the National Association for Business Economics.
"Further significant improvements in the unemployment rate will likely require a more rapid expansion of production and demand from consumers and businesses, a process that can be supported by continued accommodative policies," he said.
Leo Grohowski, the chief investment officer at BNY Mellon Wealth Management in New York, called the remarks "the best of both worlds..."