Fed policy has pumped up the stock market and allowed companies to borrow money at low rates,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Fed policy has pumped up the stock market and allowed companies to borrow money at low rates, but few others enjoy benefits, so many economists view QE2 as a disappointment. But Ryan Avent thinks the program has been mostly a success: "Growth in the first quarter is disappointing, it’s true. Without QE2 it would be more disappointing still, and very probably negative."