The following is an editorial by James Hall
- Ratcheting interest rates down to the lowest levels in American history;
- Force-feeding the U.S. economy with trillions of dollars through successive rounds of "quantitative easing";
- Bailing out troubled Wall Street firms and institutions;
- Orchestrating the rescue of other troubled financial institutions through shotgun weddings; and
- Lending funds to diverse sectors of the U.S. economy to revive stalled credit markets.