Just a thought... Perhaps what would restore confidence in the markets would be for Congress is pass legislation introducing more regulation. Apparently no one cares about the bail-out nor the interest rate. People want to know that the rampant speculation of the past is not going to repeat and that the embezzlers are going to get what's coming to them. De-regulation doesn't work when you have a central bank artificially controlling the interest rate. You either have a completely free market or you regulate.
Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Oct 11, 2008 at 1:22 pm
This morning some talk radio talking head on 650 AM (or it could have been 560 AM) said basically the same thing. He put it a better way though. People are uneasy about the market because they've lost confidence in the money managers. No one cares about the availability of money or the interest rate.