Borrowing our way out of trouble

Commentary: Douse recession with credit 'hose'

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A big week ahead will bring the best chance to touch mortgage lows just under 5 percent, and also the best chance for chaos during the last 20-months’ falling-apart.

On Monday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will tell us what sort of financial system we may look forward to, if any. The details are secret, hence no idea how markets will react. On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will begin two-day testimony to Congress. (I don’t know who I would least like to be: Bernanke, a senator, or out here watching.)