Gerald O’Driscoll, Jr., Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and former Vice President at the Federal Reserve of Dallas, joined us last year for a McCuistion TV program: What Is the True State of the Economy?
He and our other guests addressed the Fed’s role in the current economic situation and whether or not the present and anticipated government policies have a possibility of working.
Gerald O’Driscoll, featured in an August 16, 2010 Wall Street Journal article entitled: The Fed Can’t Solve Our Government Woes, addresses the policy of low interest rates, why this policy is sometimes justified, and he comments, “While these effects are theoretically plausible, this textbook policy does not apply to our present situation.”
He states, “Markets are resilient, but their recovery can be impeded by bad policies. At present, both monetary and fiscal policies are on the wrong track.” The article is thought provoking and well worth a full read. And you may want to click on the program link, to see what he had to say on the McCuistion Program.
Joining him on the program were:
- Stan Liebowitz, PhD – Author: Anatomy of a Train Wreck, Director for the Analysis of Property Rights and Settlement, University of Texas School of Management
- Richard Bitner – Author: Confessions of a Subprime Lender, Associate Publisher: Housing Wire Magazine
- Ira Silver PhD – Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business
As always thanks for joining us as we talk about things that matter with people who care…
Niki Nicastro McCuistion