Archives for: Ben Bernanke

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Letter to President Trump: Audit and shutter the Federal Reserve!

by Mitch Feierstein about 10 months 1 week ago

The Federal Reserve is not part of the federal government and it is not a bank. The Federal Reserve Board is referred to as The Board of Governors and is located in the Marriner Eccles building in Washington DC. Seven governors are appointed for 14-year terms with the chairman and vice-chairman being appointed to serve […]

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Beware: The next financial collapse is coming

by Mitch Feierstein about 10 months 2 weeks ago

There is more debt, credit, and leverage today than there was preceding the banking crisis of 2008. No lessons were learned from that catastrophe as trillions of taxpayer dollars were provided in the form of bank bailouts from the U.S. Federal Reserve. Despite their name, U.S. Federal Reserve Banks are not part of the federal […]

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Systemic banking fraud means next crisis will be worse

by Mitch Feierstein about 11 months 1 week ago

Remember him?: The risks have not gone away since Hank Paulson was US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Hank. Remember him? Of the crisis in 2008, he said: “Where I come from, if someone takes a risk and they’re going to make the profit from that risk, they shouldn’t have the taxpayer pay for the losses.” […]

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Central Banks – An explosion heard round the world

by Mitch Feierstein about 1 year 1 month ago

Why global central bankers’ great monetary experiment is about to explode. During the past eleven years, we have witnessed unprecedented manipulation of stock, bond, and property prices by global central banks. The inflation of these grotesque asset bubbles will not end well as indicators in the USA point towards an economic recession. For the past […]

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Henry Paulson. “Hank”. Remember him? Lean, balding, the flared nostrils of a man perpetually haunted by the memory of having to clean dog’s mess from the shoes of his neighbour’s children. Of the crisis in 2008, he said, “Where I come from, if someone takes a risk and they’re going to make the profit from […]

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We must take a stand against lies, damned lies and statistical data

by Mitch Feierstein about 4 years 8 months ago

Last week, a brave police constable told a startled Parliamentary select committee that crime statistics were being artificially manipulated to keep recorded crime on its downward path. In one remarkable exchange, the committee’s chair, Bernard Jenkin, asked: “This [the police process] would finish up with trying to persuade a victim that they weren’t raped, for […]

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How nice of you: that gift you just made to charity. No one asked you if you wanted to make the gift. No one asked you which charities you’d want to support. But still. You made it. So thanks. Well done.  If you’re confused – if, by chance, you don’t remember authorising anyone to pick […]

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Over the coming weeks, we’re going to be hearing a lot about the ‘fiscal cliff’: the threat that some 5% of GDP is going to be ripped out of the economy in a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts. A fiscal slow-down on that scale will almost certainly trigger recession. The CBO thinks so, though their numbers look […]

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Obama’s an accomplished individual. Smart, cool, in control. But his standout quality is probably his ability to create euphoria. Create it, sustain it, ride it. Watch the people celebrating with him at his victory rally in Chicago and you could easily believe that the USA had just won a war or beaten a recession. Unfortunately for […]

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  Last week, the Bank of England declared its intention to print another £50 billion. Hardly anyone noticed. That £50 billion will bring the Bank’s total money printing to around £425 billion, or about one quarter of British GDP. No one cares. This evening, the U.S. Federal Reserve will announce its own plans for another […]

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