LATEST NEWS : A Brief History of US Money – Crash Course Chapter 9

Looking at the past 100 years of the US dollar’s history, one theme becomes abundantly clear: in times of crisis, the US government has no issue with changing its own rules or breaking its own laws. And those “temporary” emergency measures have a nasty habit of quickly becoming permanent. Among the more notable milestones of […]

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Why We All Lose If the Fed Wins

So let’s pretend for the moment that the Federal Reserve gets everything it has stated it wants.  And even further, that Washington, D.C. gets everything it wants, too. The credit markets are repaired, and massive new loan growth flows out the door.  Loans are made to businesses that hire gobs of new people.  Consumers borrow […]

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Fed's Tarullo details plans to counter bank runs

Global regulators need more policy tools to counter the risk of devastating bank runs and should have powers over a wide array of market participants, U.S. Federal Reserve Governor Dan Tarullo said on Friday. “There is a need to supplement prudential bank regulation with a third set of policy options in the form of regulatory […]

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Senate drops the ball on Fed's Janet Yellen

From Nouriel Roubini: ten quick tweets on all those questions that ill-briefed senators were “too naive” to ask Janet Yellen, at her Fed hearings. All we got was muddle, posturing, and bluster, illuminating nothing much. The hearings were like many bad press conferences I have covered as a hack, mostly a spectacle of journalists trying […]

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The Fed is Making You Poor

“The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is set to meet on October 29 and 30, when it will release its current statement on monetary policy. The FOMC is made up of 12 voting members. This includes the seven members of the Federal Reserve Board, the president of the New York Fed, and four other Fed […]

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The Fed Can Only Fail

The basic predicament we are in is that the current crop of leaders in the halls of monetary and political power do not appear to understand the dimensions of our situation. The mind-boggling part about all this is that it’s not really all that hard to grasp. Our collective predicament is simply this: Nothing can grow […]

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Why Bernanke may have ended gold's bear market

“When Ben Bernanke announced that the Federal Reserve would not reduce the pace of its $85 billion-per-month quantitative easing program, gold greeted the news with open arms. The yellow metal promptly added more than $50 after Wednesday’s news to hit the highest level in a week. But Peter Boockvar says we’ve only seen the beginning […]

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The Periphery is Failing

“For years we’ve preached the From the Outside In principle of markets: When trouble starts, it nearly always does so out in the weaker periphery before creeping towards the core. We saw this in the run-up to the housing bubble collapse, as sub-prime mortgages gave way before prime loans, and in Europe, as smaller economies […]

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Mike Maloney – RT Prime Interest – End of Global Dollar Standard

“At 2:35, RT’s Prime Interest interviews Mike Maloney about Episode 2 of his new video series Hidden Secrets of Money.  Mike also discusses the FED, gold and silver, and the coming end of the global dollar standard monetary system.”   Continue reading on goldsilver.com

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Why We All Lose If the Fed Wins

“So let’s pretend for the moment that the Federal Reserve gets everything it has stated it wants.  And even further, that Washington, D.C. gets everything it wants, too. The credit markets are repaired, and massive new loan growth flows out the door.  Loans are made to businesses that hire gobs of new people.  Consumers borrow […]

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