The Party’s Over!

Fed Chairman Powell tried to convince the public inflation was “transitory”. Eventually, he could no longer ignore reality. The Fed raised interest rates several times and vows to continue to do so, until inflation is stabilized at 2%. As expected, mortgage rates are skyrocketing, the real estate market is tumbling, along with the stock and bond markets. The Party’s Over! […]

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Powell Promises Affordable Housing

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates another 3/4% and promises more increases until inflation is under control. Yahoo Finance reports: “Jerome Powell just warned that the US housing market needs a ‘difficult correction’ so that folks can afford homes again: “Higher interest rates translate to bigger mortgage payments – not good news for the housing market. But cooling down housing […]

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The Disease Or Cure? Take Your Pick! (Part II)

Last week we discussed the consequences of continued high inflation. It will bring economic devastation, the dollar would lose its status as the world currency, the destruction of the middle class, and likely another Great Depression. Chuck Butler outlined what happens if the Fed flinches and doesn’t do what needs to be done – quickly: “Soon after the Fed Heads […]

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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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