I think this will carry on for years to come. Maybe 5 or 10 years+. When i was a kid at school we had Norman Lamont rase intrest rates to 10 % in the early 1990s on black wednesday then he put it back down after causing a recession but then it pick up again so it wasn't the end of the world. We now have the opposite situation where the economy is not growing, housing and oil infaltion are at record highs so these people in those industry don't want to hear how they are damaging the economy. I'd say that we are facing a really big elephant in the room with american banks and the fed, plus they are in debt to the chinese who have out grown america.
It should be interesting to see how the american empire copes in the future with it's addiction to oil and military over spending. Because they haven't even began to tackle the lack of productivity in their country.