"Let me be clear: Despite strong economic fundamentals, the housing decline is still unfolding, and I view it as the most significant current risk to our economy,” Mr. Paulson said in a speech at a Georgetown University law forum. “The longer housing prices remain stagnant or fall, the greater the penalty to our future economic growth."
Right. Housing price inflation - cornerstone of American economic greatness. Hmm. Now that you mention it, maybe it is.
Paulson sounds like a North LA County realtor, but that doesn't make him stand out. There's all sorts of statements from Fed Chair Bernanke that contradict themselves in mid-paragraph, which is considered a sign of moderation and good judgement in the financial world. They actually have no idea what's going on right now. They only have about 2 tools anyway to fix a machine with six billion parts - interest rate levels, money supply. Frighteningly helpless strutting around from people who control all the money anyway.
Meanwhile: "Foreign Investors Flee US Securities"
"Europe Records Unprecedented Outflows"
Forget about it. Read Colbert on the US Election. My only laugh in the paper this week, and I'll take what I can get.