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With his recent shifting full throttle into QE Infinity, Ben Bernanke is driving US monetary policy like a maniac - or at least like one of the Dukes of Hazzard from the old TV show.

He thinks he has the skill to keep the pedal to the metal, printing with abandon, and yet somehow, someday he believes he can maneuver a "soft landing," despite the fact that he has kept "emergency zero rates" in effect for years, is pouring freshly-printed cash into an already overfilled banking carburetor - and further despite the fact that leakage always occurs in places that one never expects.

Unfortunately, the "Duke of Moral Hazard" is going to discover it is awfully hard to slam on the brakes when a vehicle has left the ground and is flying on a trajectory that cannot be altered after the fact.

Here are some pictures of the kind of driver Ben Bernanke imagines himself to be:

Now - here are a couple of pictures of where Ben's driving is more actually more likely to land us all:

-Hound (d/b/a Analogies-R-Us, a/k/a Metaphors Unlimited)

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