Archives for: credit crisis

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EU’s future plunges into uncertainty after Italian elections

by Mitch Feierstein about 1 month 3 weeks ago

Italy’s recent election was not that much of a shocker for Italians who have endured over 16 years of zero economic growth and youth unemployment around 27% or more, without much hope in sight. In fact, Italy’s underlying economic and employment problems are the same now as they were 16 years ago—too much debt and […]

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Deep State Bubbles: Pump, Dump & Blame It on Trump

by Mitch Feierstein about 4 months 4 weeks ago

What we know now: Coordinated global central bank market manipulations have distorted price discovery mechanisms impacting valuations in stock, bond, and property markets. Politicians are taking credit for record-high stock prices and the unprecedented 5,000-point surge in the Dow Jones industrial average. A 2017 gift that will keep giving: NY Stock Exchange — Margin debt […]

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

by Mitch Feierstein about 8 months 2 weeks 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 8 months 3 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 9 months 2 weeks 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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We put out one fire but now Mark Carney wants to start another

by Mitch Feierstein about 1 year 7 months ago

Mervyn King’s decade at the Bank of England was a disaster. The Bank was too slack during the long and indisciplined boom, under prepared for the crash and playing catch-up thereafter. The legacy of Lord King’s (and Gordon Brown’s) career has been an economy still limping along far below peak output, real wages caught in […]

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Volcker Rule: Too Big to Enforce

by Mitch Feierstein about 2 years 6 months ago

As the initial shocks of the financial crisis of 2008-09 began to subside, policy makers – shattered by the scale and velocity of what they had just witnessed – started to think about earthquake prevention measures: how to stop the same thing happening all over again, One of the simplest, and best, such suggestions came […]

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Mitch Feierstein Warns of Coming Financial Collapse

by Mitch Feierstein about 4 years 1 week ago

Chris Menon interviews the author of the best-selling Planet Ponzi on the housing bubble, market manipulation, gold and the subversion of democracy Monday, 16 June 2014 at 09:49 Chris Menon: In Planet Ponzi you’ve written about the huge debt bubble that was created over the past 30 years. For those who haven’t read your book, how […]

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

by Mitch Feierstein about 4 years 6 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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On 15 September 2008, Lehman Brothers, a “bulge bracket” investment bank, filed for bankruptcy. That should have been no big deal. The failure of a single, poorly run institution should have had no broader effect on the domestic US economy, let alone the global one. Things didn’t pan out that way. Lehman Brothers was the […]

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