Tag Archives: financial repression

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    Less Than Zero: How The Fed Killed Saving

    It destroyed the incentive to do it
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 2, 2017, 10:27 PM


    Savings accounts were created to provide an incentive for people to plan for the future. Put money away today, let it grow through the miracle of compounding interest, and have more tomorrow.

    Prudent savings is essential to a healthy economy. It offers resilience during downturns, and provides seed capital for productive enterprise.

    But we are no longer a nation of savers. The Federal Reserve has killed the incentive to be one.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: The Coming Capital Controls

    Dan Amerman lists the many ways we will get fleeced
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:52 PM


    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Daniel Amerman discuss:

    • The Wide Extent Of Central Bank Intervention
      • And the resulting Franken""markets""
    • The Coming Era Of Capital Controls
      • The war on our money is just getting started
    • Don't Underestimate The Incompetence Of Our Leaders
      • Central banks are more stupid than evil
    • Political Risk To The Markets Is Greater Than We Realize
      • It's the trigger everyone is discounting
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  • Blog

    The War On Cash: Officially Sanctioned Theft

    How banks & the government are diminishing your savings
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, June 12, 2015, 4:07 PM


    You’ve probably read that there is a “war on cash” being waged on various fronts around the world. What exactly does a “war on cash” mean?

    It means governments are limiting the use of cash and a variety of official-mouthpiece economists are calling for the outright abolition of cash. Authorities are both restricting the amount of cash that can be withdrawn from banks, and limiting what can be purchased with cash.

    These limits are broadly called capital controls.

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  • Podcast

    David Stockman: The Global Economy Has Entered The Crack-Up Phase

    And will be characterized by these 4 developments
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, February 15, 2015, 7:42 PM


    Few people understand the global economy and its (mis)management better than David Stockman — former director of the OMB under President Reagan, former US Representative, best-selling author of The Great Deformation, and veteran financier.

    David is now loudly warning that events have entered the crack-up phase, which he predicts will be defined by the following 4 developments:

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    Off the Cuff: The War On Savers

    Why it's now policy to target the prudent
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:58 PM


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

    • The State of Silver
      • Notes from this year's Silver Summit
    • The War On Savers
      • Further exploration of the Fed's 'financial repression'
    • The Inevitable Market Crash
      • More predictable than ever
    • The Broken American Dream
      • Out of the reach for most now
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    How The Federal Reserve Is Purposely Attacking Savers

    But bungling badly as it does
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, October 20, 2014, 4:36 PM


    There's something we 'regular' citizens wrestle with that the elites never seem to: a sense of moral duty.

    In a perfect world, we would honor our debts and obligations, every one of us. But the world is an imperfect place ,and moral obligation is something that almost never enters into the decision matrix of our society's richest. Or the banking industry.

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  • Podcast

    Dan Amerman: Will Our Private Savings Be Sacrificed To Pay Down The Public Debt?

    Beware of 'financial repression'
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3:06 PM


    Recently, an article by Daniel Amerman caught our attention. Titled Is There A “Back Door” Method For The Government To Pay Down The Federal Debt Using Private Savings?, it details the process known as financial repression, where sovereign debts are slowly paid off by syphoning private savings from an unaware populace.

    In this week's podcast, Chris discusses the mechanics of the process, as well as its probability, with Dan.

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