The Fed has poured an average of 120 billion dollars per month for many months into the financial system. Why is this? If capitalism was a viable system, they would pull themselves up by their own boot-straps and be independent of the Fed. At the same time, they would be willing to pay the piddling interest rates the Fed usually expects (2-4%). But these capitalists are drunk with getting something for nothing. Do they invest in the infrastructure of the economy? Not on your life.