Bernanke’s Hobson’s Choice

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke faces a Hobson’s choice in picking between lower and higher a interest rates. On the one hand you have deflation, a screwed dollar, and an outside chance at preventing a recession (or worse); on the other hand you have a stronger dollar, but a screwed economy, and a continuing credit crisis.

Great post on the subject here.

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  1. W.C. Varones says:

    In prison, we had a term for what Bernanke is doing: the Slow Puncture.

  2. Nitin says:

    It’s interesting to hear Jim Rogers (Bloomberg Interview) on this subject. He has gone on record calling Bernanke a nut for reducing rates.