Should The Government Buy Stock?

6 minutes

We all know that Stock Market Crashes are bad. Investor wealth is destroyed. People can end up on the Street, And the “Social Net” can be stretched to breaking.

So why not have the government, or more specifically the Federal Reserve Bank, step in and buy stocks. That would support the markets and help avert a crash?

It was a question that recently came up in a discussion between Janet Yellen, the recently retired Chairman of the Fed, and several Kansas City Bankers.

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