Jan 6, 2008

Stephen Roach on US monetary policy

The only lesson the U.S. has learned from Japan is how to clean up the post-bubble mess. America has failed to learn the much more important lesson -- how to avoid dangerously destabilizing bubbles in the first place. The Greenspan/Bernanke ideology still places disproportionate emphasis on the former while ignoring the latter at great peril.

~ Stephen Roach, Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia, "Japan Ghosts of Bubbles Past Haunt U.S. in 2008", Bloomberg, January 6, 2008

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