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The Birth of a Monster - The Federal Reserve

The monster was the natural outgrowth of an increasingly troubled banking system. The Panic of 1857 was the spark that set in motion ever more destabilizing policies, caused by the lending activities of fractional-reserve banks. This original sin of the banking system concluded with the birth of a monster in 1914: The Federal Reserve.

The Great American Economic Growth Myth

Since the end of the financial crisis, economists, analysts & the Fed have continued to predict a return to higher levels of economic growth. But the Q1 drop points to underlying economic growth conditions that remain weak & concerning despite several years of healing facilitated by exceptionally accommodative monetary policy.

Velocity Of Money In U.S. Falls To All-Time Record Low

When an economy is healthy, there is lots of buying – selling & money tends to move around quite rapidly. Unfortunately, the U.S. economy is the exact opposite of that right now. Discussions about the money supply can get very complicated & that can cause people to tune out, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

4 Reasons Why America’s Economic Challenges Outweigh Opportunities

Why is government-provided economic security an illusion? There is no way to pay for these benefits without raising tax rates to a degree that would destroy both the economy & financial markets or annihilate the value of the dollar. Then tax receipts would fall along with incomes, capital gains & economic activity.

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