Tim Duy at Fed Watch smells a new bubble fueled by a joblessly loose monetary policy. Meanwhile, at the Financial Times, Roger Farmer would like to see central banks act to sustain the wealth of the private sector by "buying and selling blocks of shares on the open market." Professor Farmer sez:
A stock market rally is not enough. The market must rally to the point where wealth enables households and firms to purchase the goods that will maintain full employment. If this does not occur, and I think this is likely, we are heading for a jobless recovery.Translation: "A stock market rally is not enough. Give us a bubble!" Note the trickle down formulation: rallying markets (not wages!) create wealth that enables households and firms to consume -- also known as the "horse and sparrow" or "manure" theory.
Sandwichman calmly replies, "you say jobless, we say work less!"