We finally heard from King Alan (more below). Prince Ben's take will be forthcoming shortly.
Yellen? Inconclusive, as of yet. Except for one thing that I noticed. Yes, the savers have been flayed. Will Yellen cut into the muscle (Moral) next? There are some stirrings of such.
Which brings us back to King Alan. He used map-territory in his title (see Summers' comments). The guy has to realize that from where he sits, he cannot get past map-map. Nor can any of those whose sole worldview revolves around money and measurement by money.
Oh yes, we see the takes gloating in their large pockets, enormous yachts, gigantic castles, and what not. Too, they can enjoy the size of the unfortunates who have to dependent upon their largess (by the way, only Ben has been noted for that, to date).
We have been mostly silent, of late. Actually, the tact is to get more universal and proof based. Yes, indeed. Meanwhile, the machinations daily, from the providers and players, of the cheshire-chimera's playground are not of much personal consequence. Not even jealousy (as some cohort mentioned was his little sin for the day).
So, back to map-territory. Is there territory that is real enough for us to grasp? Yes, as any mature, effective human knows, and they are legend (myriad'ly speaking). As said before, we're moving forward. Snail's pace? No, considering things that are "hard" (those things overlooked by the current thinking and modeling that casts off to the hapless all of the costs beyond a mere handful -- look, how else the big pockets? near-zero, indeed).
In brief, Alan used the right words. Can an economist (even a behavioral one) really get to the essence of the problems without serious adjustment of worldview?
Remarks: Modified: 09/17/2014
05/20/2014 -- Of course, a question is begged: can we ever get beyond map-map? You know, some wise guy (not Jobs by the way) might tell you that just recognizing the problem might suggest a first step toward seeing the territory (you see, that chimeric is normal gives those who can (ability) and may (access) the means to rook the system - one little example).
05/20/2014 -- The markets were down (DOW 130+). Some talk chatter of rate rise. Of course, Janet will coo-coo just like Ben did. That is, talking soothing to the addicts who are rampaging over the economy with their inflated (via the Fed's largess plus fiat monies) gaming. ... Today, a report that millions of households are still under water. Let me remind you, too, the Fed is hold toxic assets from the recent barfing time. And, those millions are paying their mortgages; let me add, at a higher interest that those getting the goodies now. Sheesh, Janet, go, at least, to 1%. King Alan, see above, says that savers are the key. Was he referring to Ben's largess and the continuation by Janet? One couple has bought a new house. They said that they'll rent out the underwater house until the price gets to where they can think about selling rationally. Those are anecdotal, I know, but the idiocy has gone on now for years (and years) such that only a certain class benefits.
09/17/2014 -- The coo-coo, goo-goo goes on. The landscape is strewn with the lifeless bodies of the savers. Thanks, Janet.