As I've said, I don't thinksmall upticks in interest rates by the Fed will really destroy the economy. They just signal that the Fed will never let wages (for most of us) rise ever again. They're taking away the punchbowl before the DJ even shows up to the party. Killing inflation is easy and you don't have to pre-kill it. The best argument for Fed actions is that they need to increase rates so that they'll be able to decrease them again if the economy sours. There's a bit of an obvious problem with this reasoning.
Exciting days at the dog track probably do get their attention. Wonder why that is.