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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Banks Make Billions Printing/Lending Money When They Don’t Have To Worry About Being Paid Back!

Imagine a bank creating unlimited funds to lend, earning billions in fees and interest, with no worries about the borrower defaulting. It’s happening today – big time! This week’s reading stack began with a Wolf Street article, “Deep-Junk-Rated Carvana gets $4.5 Billion from New Investors, after Shares Collapsed by 79%….”. Despite regularly losing money and a deep junk bond rating, […]

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What Is So Special About Gold?

With the headlines blaring, “‘Extraordinary’ – US Consumer Prices Soar At Fastest In Over 40 Years”, citizens struggle to pay their bills and protect their wealth. Chuck Butler regularly asks his Daily Pfennig readers, “Got Gold?” Why is gold special? As J.P. Morgan said, “Gold is money. Everything else is credit.” Historically people sought a reliable medium of exchange for […]

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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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