Why not? I recently joked at a party when asked about the amount of stimulus being injected into the US economy that our economy was so “doped up” that it could beat Lance Armstrong in a race. And I believe it. The stock market is at record high – but where are the jobs? The Fed is buying $85 billion per month—yes month—in treasury bonds and mortgage backed securities. This Fed has bought some $2.5 trillion in mortgage and Treasury debt to keep interest rates low and encourage investment. These rounds have been referred to as quantitative easing or QE so that they sound technical. But it may be fairly asked 1) what are the unintended consequences of this extraordinary “dope” and 2) what are the consequences of coming off the drug someday?