"Federal Reserve Official: 'We've Done a Bit Too Much' QE"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
"Richard Fisher, who heads the Dallas branch of the Fed, said that the world's biggest economy is no longer in need of further stimulus and the real question is when to begin tightening monetary policy. To embark on a third round of quantitative easing (QE) would "only prolong the injustice inflicted" on savers through inflation, Mr Fisher said. The Fed started a second, $600bn (367bn pounds) round of QE in November in an effort to ward off the threat of deflation and ignite a recovery that has made little dent in unemployment. The move sparked criticism outside the US that it would fuel inflation, while domestic opponents argued it threatened to debase the dollar." Read more"Federal Reserve Official: 'We've Done a Bit Too Much' QE"  The Telegraph, March 23, 2011.  Image by Paul / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.