Heritage fellow JD Foster explains what led to the credit crisis and why it cannot be ignored. There are unprecedented problems in the financial markets. The Federal Funds Rate is the No. 1 tool that the Federal Reserve Board has for governing monetary policy. The Federal Funds Rate jumped much higher than the Federal Reserve Board had targeted and the Federal Reserve lost control of it. The Federal Reserve is pumping money into places where it is not working and neglecting places where monetary liquidity is needed.

Heritage has written extensively on the economic crisis we are facing.