The Feds Final Days
Darryl Robert Schoon
THE TEMPLE OF PAPER MONEY IS UNDER SEIGE
In 2008, America suffered a massive economic heart attack. Its doctors, thought to be the world’s best, believed the US to be in good health, having recovered from a similar though smaller crisis in 2000.
But America hadn’t recovered. In fact, the Fed’s palliative for the 2000 crisis, i.e. lower interest rates, soon created an even larger crisis, i.e. the 2002-2006 US housing bubble whose collapse caused global credit markets to contract and investment banks to fall, necessitating government intervention on such a massive scale it led to today’s sovereign debt crisis as private losses were absorbed onto public balance sheets; and, now, in 2010, the crisis continues to fester and spread.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s solution for our current problems is but a more extreme version of the Fed’s near fatal prescription in 2001, i.e. lower interest rates, but this time combined with a new iteration of voodoo economics, a witch’s brew called QE II, a monetary gesture as futile and impotent as a Hail Mary pass thrown by an atheist as time runs out.
IN TIMES OF EXPANSION WATCH STOCKS
IN TIMES OF CONTRACTION WATCH BONDS
BUT ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, WATCH THE FED
When central banks became the primary driver of economic prosperity, the free market supply and demand of goods and services became subsumed by the supply of credit from central banks.
This is because the supply and demand dynamic is distorted by the availability of banker’s credit – the more credit, the greater the distortion, the greater the distortion, the greater the consequent recession or depression.