We are now living in a post-ZIRP world. On Wednesday, Janet Yellen announced that the Federal Reserve will increase the target Federal Funds rate from 0.00-0.25 percent up to 0.25-0.5 percent. While Wall Street approved of the move, Ryan McMaken notes, “The fact that this is being labeled such a large change underscores just how fragile the current economic ‘recovery’ is.” Indeed, the new Fed target would itself have been unprecedentedly low if it had occurred prior to 2008. Bottom line, the Fed still hasn’t learned its lesson on interest rates.
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