No Matter What You Call It, Storm Clouds Ahead

Academics have their code words when times get tough. Do we have high inflation? Are we in a recession, depression, or stagflation? Few people care what they call it, other than politicians who want to blame their political enemies and avoid responsibility. Both the disease and cure hurt people economically. The Fed says they target 2% inflation. When inflation started […]

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The Fed’s Disaster Has Arrived!

“Baby it’s here!” Inflation is no longer a coming attraction, it’s here, turning into a disaster, and not about to go away anytime soon. Shadowstats.com tells us current government-reported inflation is over 8%. Using Carter year calculations, it’s over 16%. Our wealth is being stolen at a rate none of us have seen in our lifetimes. Immediately after finishing our […]

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Are We Really Screwed?

I am increasingly frustrated, wading through my weekly reading stack. It is maddening! Despite the recent fed action, inflation is soaring, prices are out of control. The economy is slowing, the stock market is tanking. The long-predicted results of outrageous government and central bank policies are coming home to roost. The signs were clear, anyone with common sense could see […]

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The Fed “Doth Protest Too Much.”

In 2010, The Huffington Post reported: “WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a panel investigating the financial crisis that regulators must be ready to shutter the largest institutions if they threaten to bring down the financial system. ‘If the crisis has a single lesson, it is that the too-big-to-fail problem must be solved,’ Bernanke said Thursday while […]

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Is Capitalism Destroying the American Economy?

The Fed has begun the battle against double-digit inflation. CNBC reports they are raising interest rates (very slowly) and announced: “Officials “generally agreed” that a maximum of $60 billion in Treasuries and $35 billion in mortgage-backed securities would be allowed to roll off, phased in over three months and likely starting in May.” CNBC adds: “While officials did not make […]

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Interest Rates Are Rising, So Now What?

When the Fed bailed out the banks in 2008, interest rates dropped to historic lows. Many retirees were heavily invested in CDs and quality bonds earning a safe 6% interest, paying their bills, and enjoying their golden years. Overnight, trillions in CDs and bonds were called in, savers lost a major portion of their anticipated income as interest rates dropped […]

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