The Fed: Soviet-Style Economic Propaganda

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Paul Martin

By The Sovereign Investor
August 3, 2016

“That,” I tell the Russian economist, “is quote-of-the-day material.”

We’re sitting in this small conference room in the center of Moscow, talking of opportunities in a misunderstood, wrongly despised economy, when the conversation turns to the notion of propaganda. At which point she tells me: “We had the Soviet Union. We are experts in propaganda. The Americans — they are like children.”

Kremlin – The Fed: Soviet-Style Economic PropagandaIt will not sit well with Americans who refuse to believe the media and the government here at home are manipulating them, but her point is spot-on.

It’s a point I routinely make: Too many Americans gobble up the factual shape-shifting that spills forth from the media, and particularly from the federal government, and they think they’re well-informed citizens with fact-based opinions.

Worse, they believe like gospel the disinformation and misguided reportage from just about every mainstream media outlet, and they use that “information” as the basis of important decisions.

They never stop to think that a bias shapes the analyses and “facts” the media provides — that they’re victims of propaganda. They dismiss that possibility because this is America, and America doesn’t dish propaganda; that’s the purview of Nazi Germany, Communists and totalitarian states trying to sway the minds of the people.

So, the message of today’s missive is this: The best investors — those who see where the real risks and real opportunities lie — learn to disengage from the media and government analysis, and, instead, form opinions based on their own analysis of verifiable facts … or, at the very least, build around themselves a small stable of independent thinkers who have a global view of the world, who do not parrot the numbers and analysis peddled by the mainstream and who dismantle data to find where the real truth (or at least something closer to it) exists.

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