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The World’s Largest Subprime Debtor: The US Government

Six years ago financial institutions were demonized as subprime borrowers who could not repay their loans. If the federal government turns out to be just another subprime debtor, we should expect the blame to be placed on the Federal Reserve for fostering such a situation and allowing it to persist for so long.

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.

Some Kind of Financial Calamity Is Inevitable: Jim Rickards

I see disaster & when it comes to the financial systems in particular, we’re set up for an even worse catastrophe than we have in 2008.The Fed and the FDIC guaranteed the entire money market industry & put out the fire but they used up all their capacity. So now what if there’s a liquidity crisis now?

Top 10 Signs That Reveal Mounting Panic In The World Banking System

We don’t want to cause you unnecessary stress or worry, but it might be prudent to pay attention to a series of unusual news reports recently emanating from the banking world. Do you really want to entrust your hard earned savings to these completely irresponsible institutions?

The Legacy of Ben Bernanke : A Weak and Mediocre Economy

If there was no pre-crisis credit boom, there would have been no large financial crisis and thus no need for Bernanke to have done better during and after. Bernanke’s policy is also rightly criticized as the great cost of these post-crisis policies is the intrusion of the Fed into politics and fiscal policy.

The $23 Trillion Credit Bubble In China Is Starting To Collapse

The bubble of private debt that we have seen inflate in China since the Lehman crisis is unlike anything that the world has ever seen. Never before has so much private debt been accumulated in such a short period of time. And yet China’s money supply and credit are still expanding.

Will The Fed's Massive Money Creation End In Inflation Or Depression?

The Fed’s massive money creation could go either way, which is potentially confusing. Till it stokes demand, it could lead to inflation. If it increases an already heavy debt burden, it could lead to recession, joblessness, and depression. Or it could lead first to the one and then to the other.

What A U.S. Debt Default Would Mean For The Global Economy

Just for starters – A U.S. debt default would cause stocks and bonds to crash, would cause interest rates to soar wildly out of control, would cause a massive credit crunch and would cause a derivatives panic that would be absolutely unprecedented.

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