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Re: Money
« Reply #585 on: March 20, 2019, 12:40:10 pm »

The stock market is the sole reason for the FED's intervention for some time now. If it goes up fine, if not, they intervene and stimulate it to do so. Basically what you have is a positive feed back loop with no end in sight and the consumer, who is clearly NOT the beneficiary of the FED's action, paying the piper and getting the bill through "managed" inflation.

The FED chose to help  crony capitalists, the 1% at the expense of the rest of the nation. >:( THAT was their epic moment of denial and ultimate corruption that cannot be fixed. Everyone knew that massive printing maintained the ethically bankrupt corrupt status quo as far as TBTF went and cemented in place political views that have since become horribly anti-constitutional in their fascist leaning.

The FED is our main economic problem in this country and we're at a point where we cannot contain it without someone facing a ton of pain.

The FED is the main reason there is a us vs them dividing line in this country. They are the ones responsible for this nonsense and it will not end well.


Wall Street dances round its Golden calf, the DOW. Trump, PPT, dictator Ping and all the other suckers can do what they want. It won't help forever. The Question is not if, but only when the bubble will burst.



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« Reply #586 on: March 22, 2019, 06:43:56 pm »
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Re: Money
« Reply #587 on: March 22, 2019, 07:16:54 pm »
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« Reply #588 on: March 22, 2019, 08:09:53 pm »
Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: The Geopolitics of Capitalism (1/2)
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« Reply #589 on: March 22, 2019, 08:14:09 pm »
Anand Giridharadas: Are Elites  Really Making the World a Better Place?
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In “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World,” Anand Giridharadas compels us to take a deeper look at elite leaders, their institutions, and their initiatives to make the world a better place. “In the very era in which elites have done so much to help, they have continued to hoard the overwhelming share of progress, the average American’s life has scarcely improved, and virtually all of the nation’s institutions, with the exception of the military, have lost the public’s trust.”

Today's elites are some of the more socially concerned individuals in history. Yet, according to Giridharadas, while their philanthropic missions may attempt to reform the root causes of unjust systems, many elite initiatives serve only to maintain the very power structures they claim they want to fix. So, who really benefits? To what extent are the elite working to create real progress and systemic change for people and communities?

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Re: Money
« Reply #590 on: March 25, 2019, 02:51:11 pm »
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Ed Butowsky’s motivation to create the Chapwood Index came from a desire to help people rescue their finances from fixed-income despair after the passing of his mother. Ed’s mother was divorced, and because of the CPI, her alimony payments were under-adjusted. They failed to reflect her actual cost of living percentage increase year in and year out. Slowly, her ability to make ends meet deteriorated, and she was forced to take a job at Saks Fifth Avenue in order to afford birthday gifts for her grandchildren and other necessities. When Ed’s mother was diagnosed with cancer, she suffered through agonizing rounds of chemotherapy and continued working at Saks because she had no other way to meet her financial needs.

How did Butowsky’s mother end up like this?
She fell victim to a fixed income based on the flawed CPI that failed to accurately reflect inflation.  >:(


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The Following Quote from another video Explains WHY the CROOKS in Government PROMOTE MIDDLE CLASS AND POOR TARGETED CURRENCY INFLATION:
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Re: Money
« Reply #591 on: March 27, 2019, 04:52:58 pm »

by Tyler Durden

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 16:01

Banks, Big Tech, & Bond Yields Tumble As Fed-Cred Collapses

SNIPPET:

As Fed credibility is well and truly buried  - so what is keeping this chasm alive?


Full article with several eye 👀 opening charts: 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-27/stocks-bond-yields-tumble

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« Reply #592 on: March 28, 2019, 07:57:37 pm »
Economic Update: Fascism: An Analysis for Today
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S9 E12 Fascism: An Analysis for Today

On this week's show Prof. Wolff presents an in-depth analysis of fascism as massive government intervention to protect and save a crashing capitalism. We focus on today's examples, historical parallels (in Germany and Italy), and how "strong men" leaders push fascist agendas. We discuss how fascism and socialism differ and how nationalism serves as fascism's social "disguise. 

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« Reply #594 on: April 01, 2019, 05:23:50 pm »
Public Banking: The Right Solution? (w/ Ellen Brown)
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« Reply #595 on: April 02, 2019, 08:33:15 pm »
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« Reply #596 on: April 08, 2019, 12:41:14 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Notice that the Federal Reserve deliberately low balled (i.e. LIED ABOUT) the total amount of buybacks in 2018 (see article snippet bellow). That said, there is no doubt that buybacks, even from the Fed perspective, are right there with Fed stock bubble inflating intervention  in keeping the Stock Market artificially rising. As the chart above clearly shows, the beneficiaries of this FINANCIAL SCAM are the crooks at the top, NOT we-the-people.

April 8, 2019

SNIPPET 1:
According to the Federal Reserve’s most recent Financial Accounts quarterly report, corporate demand for stocks, measured as gross repurchases minus share issuance plus M&A, totaled $509 billion last year.

Households were the only other net buyer of stocks (+$191 billion).

Pensions, mutual funds, and foreign investors sold $243 billion, $124 billion, and $94 billion of equities in 2018, respectively.

High equity exposure among major investor categories increases the importance of buybacks as a source of equity demand. Equity allocations for each of the major investor categories are elevated vs. history. Aggregate equity allocation totals 44% across households, mutual funds, pension funds, and foreign investors (86th percentile relative to the past 30 years). In contrast, we estimate that allocation to debt and cash are only at the 39th and 3rd percentiles, respectively.

SNIPPET 2:

So as Goldman turns from a carrot to a stick approach, one can summarize the latest Goldman report by observing that very bad things will happen if Congress proceeds with its intentions to ban buybacks. There is a silver lining: while Goldman previously sided with the generally clueless segment of "financial experts", claiming that the impact of buybacks on stocks is at best muted, now that buyback legislation is becoming an increasingly greater threat by the day, Goldman can finally admit the truth: without buybacks the market will crash.

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So, logic suggests that without buybacks the health and wealth of the Market is a pile of crap.

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Goldman talking its book.

Allowing stock buy-backs funded by debt in the age of TBTF is effectively corporations holding the taxpayer to ransom: TBTF means low interest rates, means stable and directed (by corporate, of course) governance and means the rent seeking brought about by the low growth environment is rewarded. Nowhere is there economic growth as a result.

Buy-backs nor funded by borrowing (where you might consult with GS for advice, planning and muppetising) are something different.




 
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« Reply #597 on: April 11, 2019, 10:15:55 pm »
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« Reply #598 on: April 12, 2019, 06:19:35 pm »
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« Reply #599 on: April 12, 2019, 06:41:51 pm »
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