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Alan Greenspan: QE Failed To Help The Economy, The Unwind Will Be Painful, “Buy Gold”

As presented at Zero Hedge... It appears it is time for some Hillary-Clinton-esque backtracking and Liesman-esque translation of just what the former Federal Reserve Chief really meant. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the Fed chief from 1987 to 2006 says the Fed's bond-buying program fell short of its goals, and had a lot more to add. Mr. Greenspan’s comments to the Council on Foreign[...]

Why the Financial and Political Systems Failed – Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins calls out the policy error deluxe that has been the topic of so much commentary at Le Café over the past few years. What is perhaps most striking is that this failure is so bipartisan in a time of contentiousness. It crosses not only parties but professions, from academics to politicians. As you know I have featured several articles and videos of hers as she introduces her latest[...]

Why the Fed Will Launch Another Round of QE – Economist Richard Duncan

In November 2002, Fed Governor Ben Bernanke introduced the concept of Quantitative Easing to the world. In a speech entitled “Deflation: Making Sure It Doesn’t Happen Here”, he explained that the Fed could prevent deflation from taking hold in the United States by creating money and using it to acquire government and agency (i.e. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) bonds. He proclaimed that this[...]

Jim Rogers: World to Pay ‘Terrible Price’ for Central Bank Antics

Monday, 27 Oct 2014 09:02 AM By Dan Weil Central banks around the world have been easing big-time over the past five years, and the results won't be pretty, says star investor Jim Rogers. "The central banks have been printing staggering amounts of artificial liquidity," he told Reuters TV. "It's going to come to an end. I don’t know if it's coming to an end now. When it does end, we're all[...]

The Terrifying Idea that the Economy Might Stay Stuck Forever Just Got More Terrifying

by Matt O’Brien Washington Post The U.S. economy has fallen, and it can’t get up. At least that’s the way it seems. That’s because our slump hasn’t really ended, even though the Great Recession officially did more than five years ago. Growth has been low, unemployment is still high, and it’d be even more so if the labor force hadn’t shrunk so much. And all this, remember, has[...]

Your Personal Gold Standard – James Rickards

There isn’t a central bank in the world that wants to go back to a gold standard. But that’s not the point. The point is whether they will have to. I’ve had conversations with several of the Federal Reserve Bank presidents. When you ask them point-blank, “Is there a theoretical limit to the Fed’s balance sheet?” they say no. They say there are policy reasons to make it higher or[...]

Study: Wealth Disparity Greater Than Anytime Since 1929

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 07:00 AM By Michael Kling Wealth inequality is greater than anytime since 1929, new research from Emmanuel Saez of the University of California, Berkeley, and Gabriel Zucman of the London School of Economics reveals. "The share of wealth held by the top 0.1 percent of families is now almost as high as in the late 1920s, when 'The Great Gatsby' defined an era that rested on [...]

Why the Fed Will Continue to Print Money in 2015

by James Rickards - Posted Oct 20, 2014 Editor’s. Note: On Oct. 6, 2014, Jim Rickards was interviewed by Bloomberg TV for his thoughts on gold, currency manipulation and the overall strength of the global economy. You can read the transcript below…   Bloomberg TV: I wonder, Jim, how you… First your reaction to that statement that the economy is stable… at least relatively. Are [...]

19 Very Surprising Facts About The Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy

By Michael Snyder, on October 20th, 2014 Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you. The "economic recovery" that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage. The percentage of Americans that are employed has barely budged since the depths of the last recession, the labor force participation rate is at a 36 year low, the overall rate of homeownership is the lowest that it has[...]

The Real Reason the Global Economy is Such a Mess – and How to Fix It – Steve Forbes

by Steve Forbes The global economy is a mess today because most economists, bankers and political leaders don’t understand that most basic of subjects: money. When it comes to monetary policy, they have it backwards, thanks to the misbegotten ideas of John Maynard Keynes. Before Keynes and like-minded peers, economists understood that the real economy was the creation of products and[...]

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