Serial currency destroyer Argentina is hoping to break its now 30% annual rate of inflation by mandating a two month freeze on the price of supermarket products. The Commerce Ministry has gone so far as to set up a hotline so that consumers can join the fight by reporting any illegal price increases. Unfortunately this
The writing is on the wall for anyone who cares to take a look. The world’s central bankers are going to print until their currencies break. It’s the only way out of this global system of unsustainable debt. History tells us so, human psychology tells us so, and if you pay attention to the financial
The pure fantasy involved in Paul Krugman’s great scheme to save the economy jumped out in one of his recent blogs where he stated: “It’s true that printing money isn’t at all inflationary under current conditions – that is, with the economy depressed and interest rates up against the zero lower bound. But eventually these
There are certain major trends, be it in finance or governance, that only go in one direction, until they can’t. For anyone paying attention to the behind the headlines maneuvering of the central banks and their indebted governments, 2012 was a year of great clarity. There is simply no political will anywhere in the world
Hyperinflation could happen overnight is how Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration, describes a future when the rest of the world no longer sees the dollar as a viable store of value. “All of a sudden, people walk into Walmart, as usual, and they think they’ve walked into
Uncharted Territory, LRC podcast #331 Bill Haynes and Lew Rockwell discuss why the US has avoided hyperinflation and why the dollar may long be the world’s reserve currency, despite the Fed’s promises of unlimited money creation. The Fed, as Lew notes, came into existence after major bankers met on Jekyll Island, Georgia, and formulated
This week, the Fed announced policies based on the U.S. unemployment rate, the first time a large central bank has ever tied its interest rates to an economy. The goal is a jobless rate of 6.5%. Of interest to precious metals investors is that the Fed has beefed up QE3 to $85 billion a month.
Quantitative Easing – to the unwashed – has a benign ring to it. Say aloud, “Quantitative Easing.” Not frightening at all, right? Nothing like “Default,” which conjures up some really scary potential outcomes. Actually, to many investors who comprehend the nature of the problems the world faces, quantitative easing provides emotional relief. After all, haven’t
Regardless of what you see as the biggest problems facing the US – endless deficits, corporate bailouts, the welfare/warfare state – they are all either enabled by, or exacerbated by, our system of fiat money. By giving a central bank the sole legal right to create new money at its own discretion, and for its
If you’re reading this, I suspect that you already have a good understanding of the fraudulent nature of our monetary and banking system (or are well on your way to figuring it out). But how do you communicate that knowledge to someone who has no idea? If you’ve ever tried, you know it’s not easy.