Although you wouldn't know it from the behavior of the stock market, the economic outlook is turning just a bit less gloomy.For the full list of reasons why Kellner thinks the worst is past us, read it here.
Prosperity may not be just around the corner, but statistical evidence is mounting to suggest that the worst of this recession may soon be past.
And before you inundate me with email alleging that I am out of touch with the real world, let me say right at the top that I am not for one moment saying that the economy has stopped sliding. I am only suggesting that it appears to be contracting at a slower pace.
Clearly, this has nothing whatsoever to do with the stimulus package that the president signed into law last week. ...
If you want a policy to credit, it's monetary policy. The combination of liquidity that the Federal Reserve has pumped into the economy, along with its special lending programs and capital injections into the banks, is largely responsible.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The recession's worst may be past
Economist Irwin Kellner says the economy's decline may be slowing: