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    The Time Thief

    How the Fed steals from tomorrow (and today, too)
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, July 13, 2017, 2:14 AM

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    Recently, the Federal Reserve has been on a mission to boost stock prices and make sure that no financial crises ever happen again.

    They’ve been doing this by explicitly propping up financial markets (and, I believe, suppressing others) in ways that enrich the speculator class generally, and the big banks specifically.

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    Off The Cuff: No More Financial Crises “In Our Lifetime”

    Did Janet Yellen really just say that???
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 30, 2017, 6:04 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris discusses:

    • Market Jitters
      • What will happen if the central banks turn off the money?
    • No More Financial Crises "In Our Lifetime"
      • Did Janet Yellen really just say that???
    • Our States Are Falling Into Bankruptcy…
      • Illinois, Connecticut, Maine & more
    • While The Banks Get Even Fatter
      • Income from excess reserves to rise to $50 Trillion by 2019

    This week, Chris takes a moment to share his thoughts in depth on where we are in the global debt saga. The overhang is getting worse, growth is not riding to the rescue as hoped, and the central banks are running out of both smoke and mirrors to keep the game continuing. Should the $200 billion monthly bonanza of central bank liquidity start decreasing — as is now being increasingly discussed — expect markets to go south quickly.

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    The Federal Reserve Is Destroying America

    And wait until you hear what they're getting away with now
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, May 27, 2017, 3:50 AM

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    The Federal Reserve is destroying America. 

    It might have good intentions, but it's working with bad models. Ones that lead to truly horrible outcomes.

    One of the chief failings of central banks is that they are slaves to an impossible idea; the notion that humans are free to pursue perpetual exponential economic growth on a finite planet. 

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    The End Of Money

    Our first live event on our new webinar platform
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:27 PM

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    Today's lofty asset prices are dependent on one thing far beyond all else: continued massive amounts of liquidity injected each and every month by the world's central banks.

    Over $12 trillion in "thin air" money has been printed up by the world's central banks since the start of the Great Recession. And so far in 2017, a fresh $200 billion is added to the pile each month(!)

    This makes the future price trajectory for stocks, bonds, real estate and nearly every other asset class more dependent on central bank policy than at any time in history. Investors need to ask: What are the central banks most likely to do next, and what will the repercussions be?

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    G. Edward Griffin: Exposing The Creature From Jekyll Island

    Hard truths from the man who wrote the book on the Fed
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, April 23, 2017, 7:25 PM

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    G. Edward Griffin, the author of the seminal book on the formation of the Federal Reserve, The Creature of Jekyll Island, joins the podcast this week to add his perspective to our ongoing critical examination of the Fed and the impact its actions are having on society.

    Ed's decades of research and critique of the Federal Reserve, sadly, have left him with conclusions that corroborate our own. Despite its carefully-crafted image as an essential public servant, Griffin concludes it is anything but. It is a private cartel that has connived its way to tremendous advantage and power, secretly (and not-so-secretly) plundering the American people of their treasure and freedoms.

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    Banks Are Evil

    It's time to get painfully honest about this.
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12:05 AM

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    I don’t talk to my classmates from business school anymore, many of whom went to work in the financial industry.

    Why?

    Because, through the lens we use here at PeakProsperity.com to look at the world, I’ve increasingly come to see the financial industry — with the big banks at its core — as the root cause of injustice in today’s society. I can no longer separate any personal affections I might have for my fellow alumni from the evil that their companies perpetrate.

    And I’m choosing that word deliberately: Evil.

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    2016 Year In Review

    A Clockwork Orange
    by David Collum

    Friday, December 23, 2016, 1:03 AM

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    Every year, friend-of-the-site David Collum writes a detailed "Year in Review" synopsis full of keen perspective and plenty of wit. This year's is no exception. As with past years, he has graciously selected PeakProsperity.com as the site where it will be published in full. It's quite longer than our usual posts, but worth the time to read in full.

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    Sorry Losers!

    How the Fed has screwed the many to benefit the few
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 2, 2016, 8:48 PM

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    By its actions, the Federal Reserve has selected a precious few winners and many, many losers.  Sadly, you are highly likely to be one of the losers.

    Sorry!

    I'm one, too, if that helps soften the blow.

    But we have a lot of company.

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    Off The Cuff: The World’s Banking System Is On The Precipice

    It's as vulnerable (or more) as during 2008
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, August 11, 2016, 11:02 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

    • The World's Baking System Is On The Precipice
      • It's as vulnerable (or more) as during 2008
    • Stocks & Bonds Hit All-Time Highs
      • We're in a chimera market right now
    • Central Control Is Tightening
      • Dissent is being squashed wherever possible
    • Real Wages Are Declining
      • Good luck squashing that dissent when folks can't feed their families…

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    The Great Market Tide Has Now Shifted To Risk-Off Assets

    A global sea-change in risk appetite & sentiment
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, July 8, 2016, 7:03 PM

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    In the conventional investment perspective, risk-on assets (i.e. investments with higher risks and higher potential returns) such as stocks are on a see-saw with risk-off assets (investments with lower returns and lower risk, such as Treasury bonds). When risk appetites are high, institutional managers and speculators move money into stocks and high-yield junk bonds, and move money out of safe-haven assets such as gold and U.S. Treasuries.

    But recently, markets are no longer following this convention. Safe haven assets such as precious metals and Treasuries are soaring at the same time that stock markets bounced strongly off the post-Brexit lows.

    Risk-on assets (stocks) rising at the same time as safe-haven assets is akin to dogs marrying cats and living happily ever after. 

    What the heck is going on?

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