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Old 01-24-2008, 01:31 PM   #141
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Yeah, they should just take OUR ADVICE..........

Well they would first have figure out what our advice is! I think studying economic statistics would be much easier.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:38 PM   #142
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My advice would be to find a nice middling interest rate and let the markets take their course. Seems to me that half the problems are from reducing rates too low, the other half from raising them too high, and the other half are from making too many changes too quickly when the changes take a long time to have an effect.

Oops, theres that math problem again.

Just set the rates at 3.5% and leave it the @#%$#@ alone.
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:06 PM   #143
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Just set the rates at 3.5% and leave it the @#%$#@ alone.
But where is the fun in that! Risk taking CFB it was on your badge, perhaps in your case it was covered by the picture of your bosses butt
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Yeah, I remember that. Every time I took risks and it paid off, someone got pissed about it and it ended up on my annual review. Usually because my risk taking translated into someone ELSE having to take risks, and we cant have any of that malarkey when theres another six figures worth of stock options maturing next April...no sudden moves, no loud noises. That should have been the two core values.
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Yeah, I remember that. Every time I took risks and it paid off, someone got pissed about it and it ended up on my annual review. Usually because my risk taking translated into someone ELSE having to take risks, and we cant have any of that malarkey when theres another six figures worth of stock options maturing next April...
Either that or it was all the dead bodies you piled up during the process of getting to the finish line on schedule!
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My advice would be to find a nice middling interest rate and let the markets take their course. Seems to me that half the problems are from reducing rates too low, the other half from raising them too high, and the other half are from making too many changes too quickly when the changes take a long time to have an effect.

Oops, theres that math problem again.

Just set the rates at 3.5% and leave it the @#%$#@ alone.
Lets see bunny. Interest rates at 3.5%.
Artificially low CPI at about 4.5%.
Hot Dang!!
We're only losing 1% of the value of our money per year(not counting taxes).

Are you in politics, cfb??
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Perhaps with stable rates and an eventually stable economy, the inflation rate would become more moderate.

Might be a bit better than jacking them up into the high teens for a while, then dropping them to nearly zero for a while, then oscillating wildly in between.
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Might be a bit better than jacking them up into the high teens for a while, then dropping them to nearly zero for a while, then oscillating wildly in between.
We call that "volatility", without which millions of Wall Street and government workers would be thrown abruptly into unemployment... which is a whole 'nother thread.
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Did I miss something? When did Germany bomb Pearl Harbor? Was it before or after Japan invaded Poland?
I believe it was during the Canadian occupation of Newark.
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