When the Fed counterfeits dollars, creating an artificial economic boom, a recession is inevitable and unavoidable. Recessions are a return to economic reality; the antidote for The Fed's poison. While recessions are unavoidable, depressions can be avoided. Depressions occur when the government interferes and tries to prevent a return to economic reality. Government implements "policies" that are meant to "help," but only end up extending the economic misery into a depression.