From Charles Hugh Smith: "Here are four charts to ponder on Fed-Speak Day, the devotional time set aside to reassure us that all is well due to the god-like competence of the Federal Reserve. Let's start with a chart of M2 money supply, i.e. "Fed printing." Note that the "recovery" was so strong and self-sustaining in 2010 that the Fed had to goose money supply as frantically as it did in the global financial meltdown of 2008. We'd hate to see how much they'd have to print if we (gasp) ever had another recession...."