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TreasuryDirect Now Pays 30x More Than Your Bank Savings Account

Now get a MUCH higher return on your cash (for less risk)
Friday, May 18, 2018, 9:21 PM

Interested in getting over 30x more interest income on your cash savings? » Read more

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Lacy Hunt: The World Economy's Terminal Case of Debt Sclerosis

In danger of dying from too much debt
Sunday, August 24, 2014, 11:54 AM

Never before has the developed world carried this much debt. Never before have the central banks of those same countries expanded their balance sheets so much. Never before has so much sovereign debt been outright monetized. Never before have major financial institutions been officially designated as “too big to fail” and thereby been granted special license to assume gigantic risks.

Dr. Lacy Hunt, economist and current executive vice president of Hoisington Investment Management Company, expects the macroeconomic situation to get worse from here: » Read more

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Money Creation: The Fed - Crash Course Chapter 8

Creating money out of thin air since 1913...
Friday, August 8, 2014, 8:49 PM

Chapter 8 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.

As a follow-on to the two previous chapters -- one explaining the nature of fiat money, the other showing how money is loaned into existence through our fractional reserve banking system -- this week's video details the Fed's near-magical ability to create money out of thin air (literally!). » Read more

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This chapter of the new Crash Course series has not yet been made available to the public.

Each week over the rest of 2014, in sequential order, a new chapter will be made publicly available (we've currently published up to Chapter 7)

If you don't want to wait, you can:

 

 

 

 

 

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The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

Why your bread is going to cost more
Friday, January 4, 2013, 10:17 PM

The title of this piece is The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing.  The subtitle is Why Your Bread Is Going to Cost More.  I connect these two in reflecting on my recent podcast with David Collum, in which he stated that our money has no value and that this fact is distorting everything.

What he meant was, if you take your money to the bank to deposit it, the bank offers no interest on that money, implying that money has no value to them.  If they valued it or had a legitimate use for it, they would offer you something for its use.  Obviously, money doesn't have zero value to the banks; they can place it on deposit with the Fed for 0.25% yearly interest.  But by any historical measure, money has no value right now.

That's just what happens when any commodity – which money happens to be – becomes too abundant.  It drops in price.  What 0% rates on money tell us is that there's just an enormous amount of it sloshing around – and that, my dear friends, distorts everything else.

As I have said many times, when you misprice money itself, everything else becomes mispriced, too.  » Read more