Paul Krugman won a Nobel Prize in Economics last year and he’s apparently one of the only economists who knows what’s going on with our economy. In today’s column he takes on the Federal Reserve and the old-school mentality that interest rates should go up at the same time unemployment is increasing.
If the Fed does raise interest rates, and unemployment continues going up, the possibility of another Great Depression is real. Krugman believes we’ve avoided a depression, but the signs are there that maybe we haven’t. The economy is teetering on the edge of total failure, with Goldman Sachs firmly in charge, it certainly should give us all pause.