Tag Archives: Ben Bernanke

  • Blog
    Peak Prosperity

    VIDEO: The Fed Stooges

    Laughing (and crying) at the recent '60 Minutes' interview
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:39 PM

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    On Sunday night, 60 Minutes treated the American public to a sit-down interview with the current Federal Reserve chairman and his two immediate predecessors.

    Hilarity ensued.

    Not really…unless you enjoy gallows humor.

    In the below video, Chris explains why this relatively gentle puff-piece assisting the Fed's hawking of its “All is well!” message is an intentional soporific, designed to keep the populace slumbering in ignorance of the extreme danger reckless central bank monetary policy has placed society in.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 2/27 – Supreme Court Clashes Over Union Fees, How Much Money Do People Need To Be Happy?

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 3:47 PM

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    • You Can Never Change Your Life Through Willpower. Here’s What Actually Works.
    • Supreme Court won't hear Trump bid to end DACA program
    • U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clash Over Mandatory Union Fees
    • The gun debate in Congress: From concealed-carry to the assault weapons ban
    • We May Soon Be Living In Alexa's World
    • An influential group of doctors says all teens should get screened for depression — here are some of the questions they ask
    • How much money do people need to be happy?
    • Venezuelan Oil Production Could Further Collapse On New U.S. Sanctions

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  • Blog
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    Why The Markets Are Overdue For A Gigantic Bust

    It's just not possible to print our way to prosperity
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, June 9, 2017, 11:38 PM

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    As much as I try, I simply cannot jump on the bandwagon that says that printing up money out of thin air has any long-term utility for an economy.

    It's just too clear to me that doing so presents plenty of dangers, due what we might call 'economic gravity': What goes up, must also come down.

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  • Podcast

    Danielle DiMartino Booth: An Insider Exposes The Evils Of The Fed

    Killing savers, pensions & ultimately the bond market
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, February 12, 2017, 5:01 PM

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    Danielle DiMartino Booth, former analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, has just released the book Fed Up: An Insider's Take On Why The Federal Reserve Is Bad For America.

    In it, Danielle describes how the Federal Reserve is controlled by 1,000 PhD economists and run by an unelected West Coast radical with no direct business experience. The Fed continues to enable Congress to grow our nation’s ballooning debt and avoid making hard choices, despite the high psychological and monetary costs. And our addiction to the "heroin" of low interest rates is pushing our economy towards yet another collapse.

    This reckless monetary policy pursued by the Fed has resulted in the rich elite becoming markedly richer, while savers and retirees are being absolutely gutted. All while risking a coming conflagration in the bond markets that will destroy a painful percentage of the world's financial wealth:

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  • Insider

    Fight Cage

    It's time we stop being the victims in this experiment
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 4:51 PM

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    To my eye, society is fraying apart. People are confused, angry, isolated, and increasingly willing to fight each other. Formerly peaceful resistance is turning into violence. Our baser emotions like fear, anger — rage, even– are now bubbling at the surface.

    It's entirely reasonable for people to be experiencing such emotions right now. But in most cases, their anger is misdirected.

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  • Blog
    Charles Krupa

    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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  • Blog
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    Deflation Is Winning

    And central banks are running scared
    by Brian Pretti

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 3:21 PM

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    Remember in the early part of the last decade, long before he was appointed the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke penned an article that caught widespread public attention entitled, “Deflation: It Can’t Happen Here” ?

    Bernanke was referring to the deflationary pressures Japan had been dealing with for more than a decade. In the article, Bernanke laid out a game plan for how the Fed would respond if the US ever faced deflationary pressures. His miracle antidote for battling deflation? Printing money. Lots of it.

    Little did anyone know at the time that this game plan would become the Fed’s exact response to the credit market crisis and deflationary impulse that erupted in 2008 and 2009.

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  • Blog
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    The Screaming Fundamentals For Owning Gold

    Updated 2014 edition
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, April 4, 2014, 1:44 PM

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    This report lays out the investment thesis for gold. Silver is mentioned only where necessary, as a separate report of equal scope will be forthcoming on that topic. Various factors lead me to conclude that gold is one investment that you can park for the next ten or twenty years, confident that it will perform well. Timing and logic for both entering and finally exiting gold as an investment are laid out in the full report.

    The punch line is this: Gold (and silver) is not in bubble territory, and its largest gains remain yet to be realized; especially if current monetary, fiscal, and fundamental supply-and-demand trends remain in play.

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  • Insider
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    Off the Cuff: Ben Bernanke’s Departing Taper “Lite” Surprise

    Markets loved the news
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, December 19, 2013, 4:43 AM

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

    • The Fed's Taper "Lite" Surprise
      • $10 billion less per month going forward
    • Social Instability Due to Growing Wealth Gap
      • The pitchforks are being sharpened
    • Un-representative Democracy
      • Our leaders no longer work in our interests
    • Beating Cancer
      • Mish' happy health news
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