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The Real Reasons Why The Fed May Hike Interest Rates

With a complex and disaster-prone system of interdependence causing social strife and chaos, why not just simplify everything with a global currency and perhaps even global governance? The elites will squeeze the collapse for all it’s worth if they can, and a Fed rate hike may be exactly what they need to begin the final descent.

The Fed Admits Economy Can't Function Without Bubbles

Wild swings in asset prices over the past 20 years and the associated boom-bust cycles have sparked considerable debate about how monetary policy might play a stabilizing role. In other words, thanks to Alan Greenspan, the US economy cannot function under a normalized monetary policy regime, “roughly speaking.”

What's The Real Reason The Fed Is Raising Rates? Surely Not Employment

Although Federal Reserve officials publicly claim that the reason for impending rate hikes is that the American economy is doing well, there’s not a lot of evidence, at least based upon prior tightening cycles, that it’s the real economy the Fed is worried about. Employment growth is in fact decelerating, and has been decelerating since February 2015.

Voices Grow Louder To End Reserve Status Of The US Dollar

“What was once a privilege is now a burden, undermining job growth, pumping up budget and trade deficits and inflating financial bubbles.” Jared Bernstein urged that, “To get the American economy on track, the government needs to drop its commitment to maintaining the dollar’s reserve-currency status.”

4 Million Fewer Jobs: How The BLS Massively Overestimated US Job Creation

When it comes to the all-important monthly payrolls number which sets the tone for risk over the next month, one of the biggest variables in the BLS’ “estimate” (because all jobs numbers are that: statistical estimates) of US jobs is the monthly birth-death adjustment. Here is how the BLS explains this adjustment.

How Important is Housing to the American Economy?

Nothing moves the economic needle like housing. No wonder every Fed chairman has lowered rates to try to crank up housing activity. All claims to the contrary, the disappointing first-quarter housing numbers expose the Federal Reserve as impotent at influencing GDP’s most important component.

Fed Ben's Rocket to Nowhere - Peter Schiff

Fed Ben likened QE to the first stage in a multiple stage rocket that gets the spacecraft off the ground – But the Fed can’t stop accumulating and dispose of its inventory without creating major market disruptions even if the economic rocket were actually approaching escape velocity.

Gold: Hold It Or Fold It? - Peter Schiff

It’s starting to feel like we are part of a giant poker game against the US government, whose hand is the true condition (unknown to us) of the American economy – So, who should investors believe about gold? Should one hold it or fold it?

A Collective Pining for More Inflation

Some economists say more inflation is just what US economy needs to escape from a half-decade of sluggish growth and high unemployment – Widely reviled as a kind of tax on modern life, a sustained burst of moderate inflation is not something to worry about.

The Possible Outcomes Of The Shutdown Theater

October may be a major turning point in America’s history – Whether default occurs or not, watch vigilantly over the next few weeks. The shutdown could amount to nothing immediate, or it could amount to everything we have warned about for the past five years.

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