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The Decade Of Bubbles

From a financial perspective, the first decade of the 21st century consisted of a bubble of bubbles. First of these was the technology or dot-com boom that began in the late 1990’s and eventually burst in mid 2000. Responding to this collapse, the U.S. Federal Reserve (the central bank of the United States) aggressively cut short-term rates from 6% down to the 1.5% range in 2002 and held short rates at this level for over three years.