In the U.S. the consumer accounts for 70% of GDP. With a $13 trillion economy the consumer generates $9 trillion dollars every year. Since our manufacturing and industrial base has been shrinking for years the U.S. consumer is once again expected to lead us out of another recession. The problem is,
The EU reviewed the role of hedge funds and private equity in the financial crisis and drew some lessons regarding the need for EU level regulation of these fund types. The financial crisis had revealed that hedge funds could impact financial stability in ways that had not previously been expected.
Giving a blood transfusion to a dying economic patient, jump starting the dead battery of the economy, and providing a federal backstop to prevent wild financial baseballs from injuring spectators have all had one goal so far: propping up housing prices. This is also known as stabilizing the housing