Some INFLATION, not love.
US CPI year over year for January was zero - nada - nil - nought - zéro - nulle - el-zippo. However said, that's too low. This was the lowest reading since 1955, 54 years ago.
For all the talk about "cures" and "fixes", this is the easiest one. Some inflation would induce people to buy real assets: that means homes, buildings, land, etc. And it would drive the worry-worts out of Treasury bills into productive investments.
Think about it: instead of spending cash to bail out people who overspent on McMansions or used home equity loans to funds vacations, etc., some inflation would increase the values of the homes of those who did not.
Let's have some inflation ... NOW! Print money !
What to do with the money printed ? Easy ... start bidding on those so-called "toxic" assets and bidding on foreclosed homes. Re-sell them with 2% loans to young people. Sell the "toxic" assets to private equity with 2% non-recourse funding. Just print the money and get it into the system. Heck, printed money costs nothing, and the government will make 2% - a fair profit.
Money makes the world go around. Print money now !
Word of the Day
"Lief" - adverb [$10] archaic, from the card files, Shakespeare and Mencken.
Lief means gladly, willingly.
Sentence: (from Wimpy of the old Popeye cartoon) - I would lief pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.
Le Mot du Jour
"Payer" - verb, transitive. This verb has two possible conjugations: one is a regular -er type and one has the y change to i before a mute e and for the future stem.
Payer means to pay.
La Phrase: Je serais bien content de payer à mardi un hamburger aujourd'hui.
Sentence: I would be glad to pay Tuesday for a hamburger today.
[ I fixed an earlier error :( ]
Note: The dictionary says that when used with "pay", the English word "for" is not translated.
PS: I'm not sure if today's "La Phrase" is good French, but technically I think it's correct.
PPS: The word "payer" an example of how French can be more readily learned by English speakers - much vocabulary of English comes from French, or both languages take it jointly from Latin.