As the United States economy struggled to avoid complete collapse in the height of the financial meltdown, leading players in the regulatory arena, as well as those in Congress, pushed for a solution that would prevent any future downturn from
The Federal Reserve has adapted a new stance on monetary policy: patience. With the federal funds rate at the zero lower bound since 2006, the Fed’s policy-setting committee, the FOMC, has delicately approached the idea of beginning to raise rates.
Capitalism has been lauded as the market system necessary for providing better prices and quality for consumers. Fast-forward to modern day and capitalism implies large “big box” discount retail stores buying real estate, in stark contrast to small, family owned