Monday, May 22nd, 2017 MST

Category: Economic Crisis

No tapering: a watershed moment

When the Fed announced that it would not immediately begin reducing (tapering) its “asset purchases,” that was a watershed moment, and it will have tremendous impact on the gold and silver markets in the years ahead. For decades, Keynesian economists have asserted that governments can manage economies by deficit spending and money manipulation. Basic to

Krugman’s recipe for economic prosperity: Print more food stamps.

If you are ever in need of an example of economic fallacy in print, Paul Krugman’s blog is a great place to start. His recent offering on the economic benefits of food stamps is no exception: “Indeed, estimates from the consulting firm Moody’s Analytics suggest that each dollar spent on food stamps in a depressed economy raises

Grant Williams Part 1: Why are equity markets rising in the face of falling fundamentals?

Grant Williams, author of the newsletter Things That Make You Go Hmm, recently presented at the 66th Annual CFA Conference in Singapore. The entire presentation is available above, but in this post we’re going to deal with less than ten minutes of his presentation. Although Mr. Williams addresses stock investors, his material should be of

Bernanke: Pedal to the metal

Seems whatever financial media you go to, the discussions are about speculation that Bernanke and his cohorts at the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) are considering cutting back on quantitative easing, which is now running at $85 billion a month.  ($45 billion in Treasuries, $40 billion in mortgage debt.) The media’s chic question is

It’s debt ceiling time again

On Friday, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, informing him that the Treasury will begin taking “extraordinary measures” in order to keep the Federal debt below the legal limit. Such measures could include redeeming current investments in the retirement accounts of civil service workers and would keep things running

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