A post from The Economic Collapse deals with how bad things will get. Today, millions of American families are extremely stressed out because they are working as hard as they can and yet they find at the end of the month they still haven’t been able to pay all of the bills. Unfortunately, things are [...]
An interesting video on interest rates and the gold price, provided by Itulip.com. The sound quality is inferior but the concept is what is important.
John Williams of Shadowstats.com speaks about the coming hyperinflationary depression on this site. Ben Bernanke, on the other hand, assures us that inflation is not a threat. Who do you believe? I believe Mr. Williams. He makes a living only if his forecasts are accurate. Mr. Bernanke is shilling for the government and attempting to [...]
In an article entitled “The con of the century – Federal Reserve made $9 trillion in short-term loans to only 18 financial institutions. Since 2000 the US dollar has fallen by 33 percent. The hidden cost of the bailouts,” My Budget360 details the lending and behavior of the Fed: … the Fed operated as a [...]
More on the dangers of QE2 from Bob Livingston. Once again, the quote from Milton Friedman is appropriate: The power to determine the quantity of money… is too important, too pervasive, to be exercised by a few people, however public-spirited, if there is any feasible alternative. There is no need for such arbitrary power… Any [...]
It is difficult, as I have tried to emphasize, to forecast the economic future with any high degree of certainty. That is so because human beings react. That is, as conditions develop, humans adjust and alter their behavior to adapt to the changes. So do government policy-makers. Hence, any economic forecast includes an infinite number [...]
CNBC reports that Niall Ferguson in an interview believes Europe, Japan and the U.S. will incur sovereign defaults. According to their report: The explosion of public debt will inevitably lead to either inflation or default … Ferguson was quoted as saying: “It just depends on whether you borrow in your own currency in which case [...]
The Fed argues we have too little inflation. Their stated goal is to increase the rate of inflation. What is the correct amount of inflation that a society should have? If you answered zero you may be right, depending upon how you define inflation. If you define inflation in terms of changes in the money supply, then [...]