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"Too Many Promises That Can't be Kept" - The Fed Can't Raise Rates: Paul Volcker

One can’t really blame the government for continuing its debt-funded spending spree – despite protests to the contrary – after all rates are so low, it would be irrational not to take advantage and add on more debt. However, it is here that the punchline from the Volcker op-ed kicks in, and explains why the Fed is stuck and will find it next to impossible to hike rates.

Is Inflation Understated? - The Way The Politicians Wanted It

By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily – While the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some.

Is The Deficit Reduction Just Another Mirage?

As the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) weighs on consumptive spending, current entitlements continue to expand, and economic growth weighs on future tax revenues the deficit will likely worsen in the future.

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